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Dublin Sights

Central Bank

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Updated 04/29/2014

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Everyone in Dublin seems to have an opinion on the Central Bank. Designed by Sam Stephenson in 1978, the controversial, ultramodern glass-and-concrete building suspends huge concrete slabs around a central axis. It was originally one story higher, but the top floor had to be lopped off, as it was hazardous to low-flying planes. Watch out for—or just watch—the skateboarders who have taken over the little plaza in front of the building.

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Dame St., Dublin, Co. Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland



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  • Weekdays 10–3.30

Updated 04/29/2014


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