The heart of the city
The Spire of Dublin is a work of art made of steel, like a needle jutting into the sky in the Irish capital. The tower is 120 meters high, making it the highest artistic sculpture in the world. The Spire was designed by the architecture firm Ian Ritchie to be elegant and simple. Construction began in 2002, and was more complicated than anticipated (due to the laws of the city), but opened in 2003. The sculpture is part of the renovation of the street in 1999 to regenerate the area. Nelson's Column was once here but it was destroyed by and IRA bombing. Since then, the street hasn't been the same, so they wanted to renew it and give it a new life.