observer the large pointy lit up thing

observer the large pointy lit up thing

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Jul 04, 2003 10:34 am

Spire of Dublin set to be officially illuminated
Last updated: 04-07-03, 09:45

The saga of the Spire of Dublin finally appears to be ending as Dublin City Council announced the lights at its tip are due to be switched on this evening.

City council officials will meet this morning to work out final details and the lights on the O'Connell Street monument should be formally switched on by dusk.

When the permanent lighting is operational, light will be diffused throughout the top 12 metres of the structure, through 11,884 tiny perforations.


The final section of the Spire - which is 120 metres high, or seven times the height of the nearby GPO - was lifted into place in January.









it was lit last night probably a test
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Postby ro_G » Fri Jul 04, 2003 1:02 pm

Cool - an Archeire/Spire erection reunion anybody?
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Jul 04, 2003 1:32 pm

will probably wander down okay for it...
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Postby ro_G » Fri Jul 04, 2003 2:11 pm

might see ye there so
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Postby Peter Fitz » Fri Jul 04, 2003 2:41 pm

did you see it last night Paul ? did it look any good ??
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Postby ew » Fri Jul 04, 2003 3:27 pm

And please bring a camera!
Where is Fantasy Jack these days?
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Postby trace » Fri Jul 04, 2003 5:19 pm

Heard a dismal report from last night - that it was waayyy too bright. Uh-oh. . .
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Postby KV2003 » Fri Jul 04, 2003 5:37 pm

It was lit this morning - could see it clearly from offices in IFSC. Seemed surprising bright although it was a dull day. Is the aircraft beacon being left these as a fail-safe? It looks ridiculous perched there like that.
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Postby zozimus » Fri Jul 04, 2003 6:18 pm

The raspberry cornetto is off, at long last!
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Postby ro_G » Sat Jul 05, 2003 1:12 pm

didn't go by until after midnight and the top lights did look good. definatley better than the masty red temp aviation light - not so sure about the light half way up though. seems too small in comparison with the lights at the tip
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