Tag Archives: Donaucity

2556 – Higher And Higher

This is the tallest skyscraper in Austria, DC Tower 1, to be finished later this year, to be followed by a shorter companion next year.

There will be apartments and a restaurant on the top floors. I suppose living there will be unproportionally expensive, especially when you consider the total lack of balconies. On the other hand, I guess for some people living on top is a more important consideration than living well 🙂

The Song of the Day is “Higher And Higher” from Bette Midler’s self-titled 1973 album . Hear it on YouTube.

2555 – You’ve Got To Be Modernistic

Vienna is an old city with its historic center south of river Danube.

For a long time Vienna mostly ignored the river, but in recent years most development efforts have been on the north side of the river, the left side, and it is here where Vienna’s biggest buildings grow up to the sky.

Now that I live and work on that side of the river, this peripheral architecture has moved more into my focus. It does not look specifically viennese, these images could have been taken everywhere, but nevertheless I like them. You’ll see more of the same tomorrow 🙂

The Song of the Day is “You’ve Got To Be Modernistic” by Clarence Williams. Hear it on YouTube.