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A night view of either section four or five of the Spire of ...

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Caption   A night view of either section four or five of the Spire of ...
Description   A night view of either section four or five of the Spire of Dublin (or 'Spike') being hoisted into position, at about 10.30pm on 20 January 2003. The base of the Spire (covered in plastic) is visible on the left, while section four/five is suspended in midair beside it. The construction company's name (SIAC) is printed on the plastic covering and on signs attached to the wire fence surrounding the site. A sign for Radley Engineering, the company who manufactured the steel for the Spire, is also attached to this fence. Clery's department store can be seen illuminated in the right background.

The Spire of Dublin was erected between December 2002 and January 2003 on the site of Nelson's Pillar in O'Connell Street. It was designed by architect Ian Ritchie, who won the Dublin City Council competition to find a suitable replacement for the Pillar. It is 120m high, making it the tallest sculpture in the world, and is 3m wide at the base narrowing to 15cm at the top.  
Collection   RTE Stills Library  
Photographer   Holton, Thomas  
Date of photograph   20/Jan/2003
(20/Jan/2003 - 20/Jan/2003)  
Rights holder   RTÉ  
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