Friday, November 23, 2012
Grand Canal Dock is an area in Ringsend near Dublin city centre, surrounding the Grand Canal Docks, an enclosed harbour or docking area between the River Liffey and the Grand Canal. Since 2000 the area has undergone significant redevelopment as part of the Dublin Docklands area redevelopment project.
It is bounded by the Liffey to the north, South Lotts Road to the east, Grand Canal Street to the south and Macken Street to the west. Grand Canal Dock contains Grand Canal Dock railway station (also known as Barrow Street Station) and Boland's Mill, the national Waterways Visitor Centre, the Millennium Tower and the Grand Canal Theatre.
The Montevetro building completed in 2010 stands at a height of 67 metres and is currently the tallest building in Dublin. It was sold to Google in January 2011.
Alto Vetro - Dublin Dublin (I Do Not Like This Building), a photo by infomatique on Flickr.
Situated on Grand Canal Quay Dublin with a site building footprint of only 6m x 19m, this building design utilised the site to the fullest extent with a 16 storey landmark residential block. All apartments have a spectacular view over the Grand Canal to the East and Dublin mountains to the South.