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Architecture of Leinster

16 February 2010

1963 – Nassau House, Nassau Street, Dublin

Architect: Lardner & Partners One of three office blocks built along here by Norwich Union in the 1960s destroying a collection of varied Victorian commercial buildings in the process.

20 January 2010

1963 – Pelican House, Mespil Road, Dublin

Architects: Downes Meehan and Robson Demolished in 2001, Downes Meehan and Robson headquarters for the Irish Life Assurance Company (later used by the Blood Transfusion Board) was one of the earliest office development...

26 January 2010

1964 – Irish Nationwide Headquarters, Grand Parade, Dublin

Architect: Robinson Keefe Devane Carroll’s of Grand Parade was designed and built in 1962-64 which was a period of great modernisation in Ireland both of society and of the city of Dublin. Originally...

20 January 2010

1964 – United States Embassy, Northumberland Road, Dublin

Architect: John MacL. Johansen A fine example of modern architecture in the heart of leafy Ballsbridge, the three storey over basement United States Embassy blends in well with the Victorian architecture of the...

21 February 2010

1965 – Bank Of Ireland, Suffolk Street, Dublin

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker Miesian infill from Scott Tallon Walker for the Bank of Ireland, whose headquarters in Baggot Street they designed in a similar style. Here the overall feel is not as...

18 February 2010

1965 – ESB Headquarters, Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin

Architect: Stephenson Gibney & Associates Fitzwilliam Street once the longest expanse of intact Georgian architecture anywhere in the world was destroyed in the 1960s when the ESB a supposedly responsible semi-state body wantonly...

04 February 2010

1965 – Liberty Hall, Eden Quay, Dublin

Architect: Desmond Ri O’Kelly Definitely not the most popular building in Dublin but for many years it was the tallest, Liberty Hall is the headquarters of the union SIPTU. It was built on...

17 February 2010

1965 – O’Connell Bridge House, D’Olier Street, Dublin

Architect: Desmond Fitzgerald Much hated building on a very important site, O’Connell Bridge House stands 11 storeys high and overlooks O’Connell Bridge. At one time, the advertisement on the facade earned almost as...

11 June 2012

1965 – Ormond Printing Company, Ormond Quay, Dublin

Architect: Built to replace some Georgian houses that were in use as office space for the print works behind, this modernist building was demolished in the late 1990s. The ground floor facade was...