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Dunne's towering centrepiece was meant to rival 'top apartments in Manhattan'

Published 22/04/2015 | 02:30

Sean Dunne
Sean Dunne

If you asked 100 Dubliners to pick the one building that summed up the Celtic Tiger more than any other, there is a good chance most of them would choose one that was never constructed.

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One Berkeley Court, as it was known, was to be the 37-storey centrepiece of 'Knightsbridge in Ballsbridge'.

Back in the heady days of 2005, Sean Dunne beat off a number of competitors to buy Jurys Hotel for €260m.

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