Capital Dock is a 10 x 12″ oil painting framed in a double mounted white wooden frame.
The heart of Dublin comes alive on the canvas, with its unmistakable energy radiating from every corner. The River Liffey gracefully winds its way through the urban landscape, serving as a constant reminder of the city’s history and the lifeblood that courses through its veins. Against this backdrop, Capital Dock stands tall, an emblem of Dublin’s growth and ambition.
[The building is a 22-storey mixed-use development at the junction of Sir John Rogerson’s Quay and Britain Quay in the Dublin docklands. Developed by Kennedy Wilson, the site was acquired in 2012 and construction finished in 2018. Upon completion, the 79-metre tower became the tallest storeyed building in the Republic of Ireland, and the third tallest on the island of Ireland.
The building was developed in a joint venture with the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) on the site of the proposed U2 Tower. Concrete foundations, as well as three floors below street level and one above level, had been completed on the original development before it was cancelled.
In 2012, Kennedy Wilson acquired the site and development started at the end of 2014. In May 2017, they sold the 130,000 sq ft (12,000 m2) 200 Capital Dock building to JPMorgan on a forward funding sale agreement. In December 2017, Kennedy Wilson signed a 20-year lease with Indeed, to fully occupy buildings 100 and 300 Capital Dock.]
I enjoyed painting this image of the docklands as it challenged me to try new things as buildings are not my usual subject matter.