Elysian, Cork

Elysian, Cork

Amidst all the traditional designs and Irish Gothic architecture, it is only occasionally that one finds a distinct looking, modern contemporary structure. This is one of the reasons why the Elysian seems to attract not only the eye that has a keen architectural incline but also it equally fascinates the untrained folk who find the structure attractive. Standing atop as a beacon over the city is the tall and magnificent building known as the Elysian. Built in 2008, the Elysian is of contemporary design and is a part residential and part commercial complex.

The Elysian is made out of several 6 to 8 storey buildings that are connected to one another. The highest out of the lot being a 17 storey tower at the south west corner. The Elysian has also earned its reputation as the tallest building in the Republic of Ireland. Standing at a height of 71 meters, excluding the Decorative pinnacle which further adds another 10 meters to it, the Elysian surpasses the County Hall of Cork which is only 67 meters.

The Elysian is also nicknamed the Idle Tower by the locals. Built in the time of an economic crisis in the country, only about 20% of the apartments and 50% of the commercial space had been taken even by April of 2009.
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Sight Name: Elysian
Sight Location: Cork, Ireland (See walking tours in Cork)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

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