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October 22, 2007

Architect survey rejects U2 hotel

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U2 should not be allowed to go ahead with their ambitious plans to transform the Clarence Hotel, according to a survey of architects. Online architecture discussion board, Archiseek, found that more than three-quarters of those canvassed felt that planning officials should not allow the €150m revamp of the Dublin hotel, owned by Bono and The Edge. The supergroup has applied to Dublin City Council to demolish four neighbouring listed buildings to make the Clarence “the most spectacular hotel in Europe”, erecting a skycatcher atrium, resembling a spaceship, visible from all over the city.

The Irish Times