The Spire of Dublin, a 120 metre high landmark in the heart of Dublin City, was unveiled in 2002.
The huge, striking, and innovative monument stands in the middle of O'Connell Street just across from the famous General Post Office. During daylight, the light of Ireland's sky over Dublin, the streetscape and its people is softly reflected in the stainless steel surface of the Spire.
From its base up to about 10m, the stainless steel is partially polished in an abstract design to provide a slightly higher reflective surface than the remainder of the Spire.
From dusk, the Spire’s stainless steel surface is softly lit by the ambient lighting of the streetscape. The base is gently lit and the tip illuminated from a light source within to provide a beacon in the night sky over Dublin. The Spire has its roots in the ground and its light in the sky.
120 metres high and 3 metres in diameter at the base, the Spire rises above O’Connell Street, breaking above the roof line with as slender and elegant a movement as is technically possible. It is approximately 15 centimetres in diameter at its apex.