Right in the middle of O'Connell Street is 120m tall work of art: The Dublin Spire. It is a stainless steel construction with a 3m diametre at the base and 15 cm at the top. It stands in the same place where once Nelsons Pillar stood, blown up by the IRA in 1966.
The largest crane ever used in Ireland was needed to hoist the 126-tonne spire in its place. It was meant to herals the millennium but planning permission was not granted in time. Finally the work of art was erected in 2003.