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Park West (Irish: Páirc an Iarthair) is a large business park within west Dublin, Ireland, notable for its public art and with some residential development. Over 300 companies, with over 10,000 employees, are based there.

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Location and contentEdit

Located just inside the M50 orbital motorway in west Dublin, the development comprises several million square metres of office and retail space, along with a hotel, a private hospital, and three apartment complexes.

Park West is in the administration of Dublin City Council, and Dublin postal districts Dublin 10 and Dublin 12, chiefly the latter.

ArtEdit

Park West is home to Europe's tallest wind and water mobile sculpture, Wave by Angela Conner. It is a 39.3 metre (129 feet) tall sculpture made of polystyrene covered with layers of carbon resin. It is fixed into a 7.6 metre (25 foot) pit filed with 9.5 tonnes of lead.[1]

TransportEdit

The campus is accessible by road (primarily the (New) Nangor Road, as well as Killeen Road and Cloverhill), bus (routes 79A and 151) and rail at the Park West and Cherry Orchard railway station. At a moderate distance to the south is the Kylemore stop on the Luas red line.

EnvironmentEdit

The Grand Canal passes through the business park, with filter beds for the drawing off of water.

See alsoEdit

Rising Universe - another Angela Conner sculpture.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sunday Times Magazine - A Life In the Day; 5 August 2007

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