Rock legends U2 behind Dublin skyscraper

An egg-shaped recording studio suspended from the top of a 600 foot luxury apartment block was unveiled as part of the rock band U2’s plans for a skyscraper that will dominate Dublin.

The “pod” studio will dangle beneath a battery of vertical wind turbines and a huge solar panel, hanging free from the innovative energy centre for acoustic reasons.

Details of the U2 Tower, which will be the tallest building in Ireland, emerged as it was announced that a consortium led by the band has been selected to construct the £140 million project.

The tilted triangular design will include a public viewing platform.  The south face of the tower is to be clad in solar panels as part of its designers’ commitment to renewable energy.

Work on the U2 Tower is expected to begin next year and it is hoped the building will be finished by 2011.

Source:  Telegraph

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