Irish rockers U2's plans to build a 31-floor tower in Dublin have been met with protests from locals, who fear it will be a "monstrosity". The Beautiful Day hitmakers have recently been granted permission to commence work on the 100-metre (984-foot) high structure, but residents in Dublin's Ringsend suburb are desperate to hang onto their low-rise heritage in the riverside district. DAMIEN CASSIDY, who is a member of the Ringsend Environmental Group, says, "This tower is going to appear as a monstrosity in what used to be a small maritime village." The U2 tower is set to become Ireland's tallest residential development and will house apartments and recording studio space.