The proposed Chicago Spire: The 1,200-unit scheme was designed by renowned Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava, while actor Liam Neeson was recruited to help with the pre-construction sales launch.

Property developer Garrett Kelleher is suing Nama for $1.2 billion in the US over his loss of control of the Chicago Spire residential tower project, (...)

Architect Oriol Capdevila in Barcelona’s Poble Nou district where he helped build the Olympic Village. Photograph: Guy Hedgecoe

Perched on a hill to the west of the city centre, the Montjuïc Communications Tower overlooks a large esplanade in front of Barcelona’s Olympic Stadiu(...)

The Dublin City Marathon route. Illustration: Neil Manifold

The annual SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon takes place on Sunday, October 29th. As more than 20,000 hardy souls plod the 26.2 miles around Dublin city (...)

Eugeen Van Mieghem: Refugees, 1914, Black Chalk, 35 x 47 cm. Image courtesy of Eugeen Van Mieghem Museum, Antwerp

We know the past through books and art. Close my eyes, and Paris in the late 1800s is a place of Degas dancers, Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, a(...)

Loop Line bridge. Bryan O’Brien.

It is somewhat unfortunate that the first bridge to greet sea-borne visitors to Dublin should also be the city’s ugliest. A grim monument to the grim (...)

 The City of Arts and Sciences designed by Santiago Calatrava

Nowhere has fortune favoured the brave more than in Valencia. The 2,000-year-old city, one of Spain’s oldest, was founded by retiring Roman soldier(...)

The Wonderland sculpture by Jaume Plensa, outside the Bow Tower in Calgary. Photographs: Colin Way/New York Times

Embracing one’s inner carnivore is not an unusual thing to do in a city nicknamed “Cowtown”, but this was not your usual steak. It was pig-head mor(...)

A wall in the Memorial Museum fronted by 2,983 square panels in different shades of blue representing shades of the sky. Photograph: Frank McDonald

Memories of 9/11 are still fresh in the minds of New Yorkers just 13 years after the catastrophe that befell the Twin Towers. Apart from close rela(...)

Judge signs off on Garrett Kelleher’s Chicago Spire plan at hearing at the US Bankruptcy Court in Chicago.

Irish developer Garrett Kelleher’s ambitious dream to build the Chicago Spire, a 150-storey apartment tower is back on track after a bankruptcy reorg(...)

The 150-floor edifice, if constructed, would rank as the second tallest building in the world, surpassed only by the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai.

An Irish developer’s abortive plan to build the world’s tallest residential building in Chicago may yet be revived.Garret Kelleher’s Chicago Spire pro(...)

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