Vienna Twin Tower

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Vienna Twin Tower
Vienna Twin Tower.jpg
Vienna Twin Tower seen from the Wienerbergsee
General information
LocationVienna, Austria
Coordinates48°10′08″N 16°20′49″E / 48.16889°N 16.34694°E / 48.16889; 16.34694Coordinates: 48°10′08″N 16°20′49″E / 48.16889°N 16.34694°E / 48.16889; 16.34694
Construction started1999
Completed2001
Height
Roof138 m (453 ft) and 127 m (417 ft)
Technical details
Floor count37
Floor areamore than 100,000 m2 (1,100,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectMassimiliano Fuksas

The Vienna Twin Tower is a building complex located in the Wienerberg City in Favoriten, the tenth district of Vienna. The complex is located near the Wienerberg, on the Wienerbergstraße and near Triester Straße. The complex is built in the High-tech style.[1]

The twin building is the tallest building in the newly built quarter, which is currently mostly a series of apartment and office buildings. Construction began in 1999 and finished in 2001. The highrise has 37 floors above ground and office space of over 100,000 square metres. The tower is composed of two building halves connected at an obtuse corner. One is 138 metres high, the other 127, and they also connect through several bridges. The architect was Massimiliano Fuksas, and the project was financed by Wienerberger Baustoffindustrie AG and the Immofinanz Immobilien Anlagen AG. Inside there is a conference centre and ten-screen movie theatre as well as a number of cafés and restaurants. Its garage has 1,000 parking places.

The Vienna Twin Town lies on the city edge of Vienna, directly next to the recreation area of Wienerberg with a golf course nearby. However, the location has the disadvantage of being difficult to access public transportation. Currently, there is a connection through three bus lines and a newly established shuttle bus to reach the U-Bahn 6 line station at the Philadelphiabrücke (Philadelphia Bridge).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Irving 2016, p. 788.
  • Irving, Mark (2016). 1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die. London: Quintessence Editions. ISBN 978-1-84-403919-7.

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