The decision to add the old Central Bank to a list of protected structures has been halted for the time being.
The Dame Street landmark is set to be redeveloped after the governor and staff moved to its new HQ on North Wall Quay.
It was designed by the famous Dublin architect Sam Stephenson and was constructed in controversial circumstances in the 1970s. Since then it has won the hearts of many Dubliners.
Earlier this month councillors voted in favour of listing the building, meaning the new owners would not be allowed to alter the architecturally significant office block.
However local reps have agreed to put the statutory process on hold after they were invited to meet the developer to hear their vision for it.
Labour's Mary Freehill isn't sure the new owners could say anything to sway her opinion:
"I don't have any information to make me change my mind. I'm very concerned about the exterior of the building because that's very much become a meeting place. So I wouldn't want that structure to change."
The process of protecting the Dame Street building's facade has been put back until councillors on the South East Area Committee meet formally again on the 12th of June.