Thursday 18 December 2014

High winds lift the roof off U2's recording studio

Published 04/02/2014 | 19:30

The damaged roof of U2's recording studio in Grand canal Quay in Dublin. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 4/2/2014
The damaged roof of U2's recording studio in Grand canal Quay in Dublin. Photo: Damien Eagers
The damaged roof of U2's recording studio in Grand canal Quay in Dublin. Photo: Damien Eagers
Harry Crosbie pictured with U2 frontman Bono at Cafe H at the Grand Canal Dock

Their new single has just stormed the charts but U2 were concerned with a storm of a different kind tonight.

As high tides, heavy rain and high winds cause havoc throughout the country, high winds lifted the roof off the band's famous recording studio on Grand Canal quay.

Gardai and fire brigade attended the scene at around 6pm and the road was closed for an hour while safety measures were put in place.

Developer Harry Crosby, who lives beside the studio, told independent.ie: "About an hour ago the eastern part of the roof of the U2 recording studio blew off.

"I have spoken to the chief fire officer in charge and he said that it was now secure for the night.

"Because the band are away at the moment I acted on their behalf to make sure everything was ok, as it makes up the second part of my house," he said.

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