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#1439 View from Donauturn (Danube Tower) - Vienna (Austria)

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View from Donauturn (Danube Tower) to the Vienna International Centre (VIC) or UNO City and on the left the IZD Tower.

The Vienna International Centre (VIC) is the campus and building complex hosting the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV). As colloquially also known as UNO City, the VIC is only the one part of it. The other one is the Austria Center Vienna (ACV). The VIC, designed by Austrian architect Johann Staber, was built between 1973 and 1979 just north of the river Danube. The initial idea of setting up an international organization in Vienna came from the Chancellor of Austria Dr. Bruno Kreisky. Six Y-shaped office towers surround a cylindrical conference building for a total floor area of 230.000 square metres. The highest tower stands 127 metres (417 ft) tall, enclosing 28 floors.

The IZD Tower ("Internationales Zentrum Donaustadt" or International Centre Donaustadt) is one of the office buildings at Donau City in Vienna. The IZD Tower by the architectural studios NFOG (Peter Nigst, Franco Fonatti, Marco Ostertag, Horst Gaisrucker) and Thomas Feiger was handed over in 2000 and, due to its height of slightly over 130 metres (427 ft), is still the tallest high-rise on the "other side" of the Danube as seen from the historic centre. The so called "Hammerhead" extends 12 metres (39 ft) away from the lower facade and is located from the
33rd (110 metres or 361 ft) to the 37th floor (126 metres or 415 ft).

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