Making a documentary on O' Connell Sreet, and had an interview with Anne Graham, Project Manager of the Street's redevelopment, last week. She says the Spike is to be erected by means of a 160 (maybe 180, can't remember which) metre crane, the base of which will stretch from Henry Street, down to the taxi rank at the Gresham, which is why those trees were chopped first. It is due to move on site (in theory) in the last week in November, and in Dungarvan, where the Spike is being assembled in 20 metre lengths, 24 hour shifts are being worked to get it finished & up by Christmas. It should only take a day, or maybe two to erect it. Some poor unfortunate has to dangle up to 120 metres in a basket, from the crane, to bolt the pieces together, should be an interesting sight! Also had the honour of holding a sample of the Spike, it was approx 1 foot square and must have weighed about 4 kilos! The sample looked stunning, and combined with the weight factor and the difficulties in rolling and tapering the massive amount of steel, we are definitely getting value for our measly 4 million.