Colloquially known as The Tower of Babel due to the multiple languages spoken by the residents, The Elysian is the tallest building in Ireland, and really brings the cosmopolitan feel of the city’s landscape to life.
The complex consists of a number of connected 6-8 storey buildings, with a 17-storey tower on the southwest corner of the site. An enclosed Japanese garden sits in the centre and more or less all of the sushi served in Cork is grown there.
Built on a former An Post Sorting Office site, the complex maintains a nod to this with a legacy pneumatic tube network that allows the residents to communicate without fear of electronic surveillance. Quite a few Cork celebrities maintain homes here, and international stars including, Kent Brockman and Alfred Pennyworth own apartments in the tower. The penthouse has a tropical aquarium, full sized basketball court and a Publican's Licence. It’s very spacious.
Visit the theelysian.ie for more information.