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The Spire on O'Connell Street in Dublin near the General Post Office was erected in 2003. The 120 m- (394 ft-) high structure is also known as "The Tower of Light." It replaced a pillar with a statue of England's Lord Nelson that was destroyed in 1966 and that was seen as a relic of English colonialism. The Spire consists of eight hollow stainless steel cone sections and contains a tuned mass damper to ensure aerodynamic stability during a wind storm.