DUBLIN (Reuters) — The Irish rock group U2 has lost a bid toprevent demolition of Hanover Studios where it recorded its latestaward-winning album.
Ireland’s Planning Board has been given the go-ahead for aredevelopment project that requires the razing of the studio, feted bythe group as part of Ireland’s musical heritage.
The studio, on Hanover Quay in Dublin, was used by U2 to record theGrammy-winning album, All That You Can’t Leave Behind and hasbeen compared in significance to The Cavern Club in Liverpool, whereThe Beatles spent their early days.
More than 8,000 fans had signed an online petition (www.saveu2studio.com) to preserve the studio, wherethe group also recorded some of its Pop album.
Dublin’s Dockland Authority placed a compulsory purchase order onthe property in August 2001, as a step toward demolishing the studio tocreate a public amenity on the quayside.
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