Sunday 25 January 2015

Taking panes to get job done

Brian Byrne

Published 11/01/2014 | 02:30

The glass being cleaned on the Convention Centre in Dublin. Mark Condren

It looked like a scene from a Hollywood movie.

A team of crack cleaners abseiled down the front of the National Convention Centre yesterday.

Their mission -- to wash the windows.

The landmark building in Dublin's docklands has 475 panels on its curved atrium, which takes the team up to four days to clean.

It's such a large job that it's only done twice a year.

The shining edifice was the world's first carbon-neutral constructed convention centre when it was completed in 2010.

Irish Independent

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