Highlight Towers

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Highlight Towers
Highlight Towers Muenchen A9-1.jpg
Alternative namesLangenscheidt-Hochhäuser
General information
TypeCommercial offices
Architectural styleModernism
Munich, Germany
Coordinates48°10′36″N 11°35′32″E / 48.17667°N 11.59222°E / 48.17667; 11.59222Coordinates: 48°10′36″N 11°35′32″E / 48.17667°N 11.59222°E / 48.17667; 11.59222
Completed2002 - 2004
RoofTower I: 126 m (413 ft)
Tower II: 113 m (371 ft)
Technical details
Floor countTower I: 33
Tower II: 28
Floor area73,836 m2 (794,760 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectMurphy Jahn
Structural engineerstahl + verbundbau
Main contractorStrabag Bau-AG

Highlight Towers is a twin tower office skyscraper complex completed in 2004 in Munich, Germany, planned by architects Murphy/Jahn of Chicago. Tower I is 126 m (413 ft) tall with 33 storeys, and Tower II is 113 m (371 ft) tall with 28 storeys, which make them among the highest buildings in the city. The towers are joined by two skyways made of glass and steel. Also in the complex are two low-rise buildings between the twin towers, that serve as a hotel and additional office space. Overall, the facility offers approximately 73,836 m2 (794,760 sq ft) of office space.

The towers are slightly shifted in the historic sightline of Odeonsplatz on Ludwigstraße with Victory Gate to the north and form a focal point for visitors coming from the north of the city.


The best known tenants of the buildings are the IT and consulting firms Unify and Fujitsu Technology Solutions, as well as IBM.[6]


With construction works finished in the same year as Hochhaus Uptown München, the two towers helped motivate the formation of a citizens' initiative aimed at preventing the development of further structures of this type and size. Leading architects criticized the buildings as "imported imitation architecture" and "faceless yard ware", while local residents expressed concerns related to the skyscrapers destroying the traditional cityscape.[7]



  1. ^ Highlight Towers at Emporis
  2. ^ "Highlight Tower I". SkyscraperPage.
  3. ^ "Highlight Tower II". SkyscraperPage.
  4. ^ Highlight Tower I at Structurae
  5. ^ Highlight Tower II at Structurae
  6. ^ "IBM Opens Watson IoT Global Headquarters, Extends Power of Cognitive Computing to a Connected World". IBM. 15 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Begründung der "Initiative Unser München"" (in German). Süddeutsche Zeitung. 10 May 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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