p.s. Dublin's spire was erected on the site where Nelson's column once stood (cheeky or what?).
Dublin's spire also has a red light on the tip - I don't know if this is a reflection on the area or a safety feature (c:=
Now! - this is a spire.
... and if you like conspiracy theories and such like,
you will love this: Dublin's 'Millenium Spike'