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Windmill Lane: Legendary U2 studio in Dublin bulldozed

By Sam Griffin

The famous Dublin studio where U2 recorded some of their earliest and best-loved albums has been demolished.

The Windmill Lane studios, located in Dublin's south inner city, was the iconic site for a host of top international music acts who recorded tracks going back to the 1970s when they were opened by Brian Masterson.

The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, REM, Sinéad O'Connor and Elvis Costello all recorded in the studios. However it was U2, who recorded parts of The Joshua Tree album at the site, who were best associated with Windmill Lane.

Bulldozers and wrecking balls moved in over the weekend with just the iconic graffiti walls still surviving after the weekend's work. The actual studios were moved out of the buildings and relocated to Ringsend some time ago.

It is understood parts of the 'decorated' walls will be maintained and may even be sold off or donated.

Residential, retail and office units will be developed on the site.

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