View from City-Hochhaus (former UNI) to the Zoo Leipzig in Germany, with in the middle the triangular matrix structure of Gondwanaland.
The Zoo Leipzig (also known as "Leipzig Zoological Garden") was opened in Leipzig, Germany on 9 June 1878. It was taken over by the city of Leipzig in 1920 after World War I and now covers about 225.000 square metres (56 acres) and contains approximately 850 different species.
The zoo is internationally noted for its spectacular building projects and its large carnivore exhibit. It has bred more than 2000 lions, 250 rare Siberian tigers, and other carnivores like bears. The most recent project completed was the two-football-field-sized tropical enclosure, Gondwanaland. As it opened in 2012, Gondwanaland is a huge tropical rainforest, with endangered plants as well as animals from
three continents that once were connected (Africa, Asia, and South America) in the super-continent Gondwana.
Leipzig Zoological Garden is known as the "Zoo of the future".
City-Hochhaus is 36-storey skyscraper in Leipzig, Germany. At 142 metres (466 ft), it is the tallest multistory building in Leipzig.
City-Hochhaus was originally part of the University of Leipzig campus at Augustusplatz, was sold by the state government of Saxony and is now owned by the United States investment bank "Merrill Lynch". The offices are now rented to private tenants including the public broadcaster MDR,
the European Energy Exchange and the Panorama restaurant. The roof is equipped with a viewing platform from were this photo was taken.