1963 – Former Intercontinental Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin

Architect: William B. Tabler & Scott Tallon Walker



Constructed for the Intercontinental Hotel chain, designed by their architect William B. Tabler with local firm Scott Tallon Walker on the site of the Trinity College Botanic Gardens. William B. Tabler Sr. was an American architect who designed more than 400 hotels. He was best known for giving Hilton hotels the clean but sometimes stark face of corporate America. The hotel later became Jurys and is now the Ballsbridge Hotel. Over the years, it has been the subject of many planning proposals including a high density luxury development with a 37-storey tower. It is now slated to be the site of a new United States embassy.