1769 – Unbuilt design for Royal Exchange, Dublin

Architect: William Newton

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Entry in competition to design a Royal Exchange for Dublin. Newton’s design included an Exchange area of 100 feet in diameter. This was to be two storeys high in the centre with a circular colonnade of paired columns and a shallow dome with a span of 50 feet. Like the built design, the building was intended to terminate the Capel Street – Parliament Sreet vista. The main facade was to have a recessed portico of six Corinthian columns leading to an attic storey with staturary in front of the tall drum and dome.

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