U2 go up in the world with new building

Ireland's first skyscraper to be named after Bono and co

U2 are set to build the first skyscraper in the Republic Of Ireland, called ’The U2 Tower’.

The 200 million Euro scheme will soar 120m over Dublin’s Docklands, and will house the band’s recording studio at its peak.

The tower was designed by Norman Foster, who has previously worked on the Gherkin in London and the Millau Viaduct in France.

Work on the project is due to begin next year with a projected completion date of 2011, reports The Press Association.