Thursday, 16 September 2010

Sky Watch Friday - Millennium-Tower-Sky


Vienna's Millennium Tower caught my eye
this evening on my weekly Skywalk with my friend Brigitte.


The tower obediently interprets the colour of the sky,
and the white clouds playfully juxtapose the tower's strictly geometrical form.


The Millennium Tower, located at Handelskai 94-96 in the 20th district of Brigittenau in Vienna, is the tallest building and 3rd tallest structure in Austria at 171 metres (561 feet) after the Donauturm. An antenna mounted on top of the tower brings the architectural height to 202 metres (663 feet) but does not count to its overall height. It was designed by the architects Gustav Peichl, Boris Podrecca and Rudolf Weber. The tower has 51 floors, serves both commercial and residential purposes, and is the focal point of a complex known as "Millennium City". It was completed in 1999 for the coming of the third millennium. The office tower has a gross floor area of 47,200 sqm, of which 38,500 sqm is used as office space. The remaining area is to 2 levels are generally available and is used for a shopping center (Millennium City), restaurants and a multiplex cinema (UCI). The Millennium Tower was built in an extremely short construction time: Thanks to efficient organization of all work steps and modern building techniques have created an average of 2 ½ floors a week and the building completed in 1999.
(WIKIPEDIA)


We continue our walk along the Danube.
T
he Tower is visible everywhere,
gleaming in the darkening evening light.


Watch the sky all around the globe! It's a lot of fun!

15 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Maria -- thanks for the walk -- and the history. Your pictures made me feel as if I were there! Lovely.

eileeninmd said...

What a cool looking tower! Wonderful skywatch!

jeannette said...

Beautiful, and even more impressive against the evening sky! Technology keeps advancing:)

Janie said...

I love your header. The tower is an impressive structure, and I like the way it reflects the sky.

Photo Cache said...

that is one good looking tower. an eye candy.

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful tower, Maria! And thanks for the history, your photos are superb! Next best thing to being there myself! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Dee said...

A very impressive tower! Magnificent!

Donna said...

What a beautiful building! And your last picture of it at night is incredible! Fantastic lighting and composition.

Lesley said...

The second view is very striking. But your night shot is amazingly clear.

lizziviggi said...

It is a beautiful building. The cloudy skies give the reflection a sort of fluidity. Beautiful!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Very well shot. It is very eye-catching.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Lady Di Tn said...

Thanks for sharing the history and the site itself. I bet it is fun to explore the shopping area. Is it possible to go to the top and take photos of the whole city? I would love to have some of that rain you showed in the last post. We are very dry at the present time. It seems strange to wish for rain after the May flood. Peace

Lady Di Tn said...

I always enjoy a visual of your walks around such a lovely area. Thanks for sharing the photos of your walk and the history on the tower. Peace

Small City Scenes said...

Wowee!!! That is quite a tower. It overshadows everything else.
Thanks for the lovely walk too. MB

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