Ireland's first skyscraper faces bulldozer as new plans approved
Gilroy McMahon Architects has won planning permission to knock down Ireland’s first skyscraper – Liberty Hall in the capital – and replace it with a new 22-storey scheme
Half the space will be used by SIPTU and the remaining leased while the 100-metre tower’s top four storeys will feature a heritage museum and viewing platform.
The city centre Liberty Hall site – located on the bank of the River Liffey – was used as a munitions factory during the Easter Rising and a rallying point for a march on the General Post Office.
Dublin City Council approved the scheme last month however the project could still be challenged under the country’s independent third party planning appeals system.
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