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The Elysian

The Elysian
The Elysian tower, June 2009
General information
Type Office, residence
Location Eglinton Street, Cork, Ireland
Completed 2008
Antenna spire 76.28 metres (250 ft)[1]
Roof 68.28 metres (224 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 17 (plus two basement garages)

The Elysian is a mixed-use Celtic Tiger-era building at Eglinton Street in Cork, Ireland.[2] Construction of the building was completed in early September 2008.[3]

It consists of a number of connected 6-8 storey buildings, with a landmark 17-storey [4] tower on the southwest corner of the site. The tower is 68.28 metres (224 ft)[5] to the top floor, making it the tallest storeyed building in the Republic of Ireland, surpassing the Google Docks building in Dublin.

The complex includes an enclosed Japanese garden and a two-level basement garage.[6] The building opened during an economic crisis in Ireland and by late April 2009, 80% of the 211 apartments remained unsold and 50% of the commercial units were vacant.[7] As of October 2009 this situation continued, earning the building the nickname "The Idle Tower", a pun on a nearby hostelry known as The Idle Hour. An article in The Irish Times newspaper described the Elysian as a "Mary Celeste adrift in the recession"[8]

Mandatory annual management fees for an apartment in the Elysian are €4,000 per year.

In December 2014 an Aldi supermarket opened on the ground floor.[9]

See also

  • Riverpoint
  • List of tallest structures in Ireland


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  2. ^ Press release from O'Flynn Construction (2007)
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  4. ^ Eglinton Street from (2005)
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External links

  • Official website
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