Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Millenium Tower from the farther side



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22 Sept 08

Millennium Tower is located near the Danube, it is the tallest building and 4th 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.

Below shows how taller the Millenium Tower is than the Donauturm, this two tower is one station apart taking the u6 trainline. I was on the tramline 31 which runs on the other bridge, I was glad to have captured it that way, and with sky that seems to be so angry too!

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31 comments:

BNS said...

That does look like an angry sky, and you have captured it well.

Bobbie in Hawaii

The Holleys said...

Dark but beautiful clouds. :) Such an awe!

Sherry said...

These are wonderful, moody photos. I love them.

Dar's Foto Faze said...
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Yen said...

I can see a little shadow on the 2nd shot and have to read that you were in the train:) Nice one!Mine is posted HERE too. Happy SWF!~

Louise said...

Interesting building. Dreary, moody sky, but I like it!

Dar's Foto Faze said...

Really like these shots. The dark brooding clouds.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Grey and moody. Looks like a gathering storm.
Marnie

Leedra said...

That looks like a TALLLLL building!

Photo Cache said...

This is my type of day. I love cloudy days. Oooh, I wish I was there.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Great shot and a beautiful building :-)

Reader Wil said...

"Very good photos!
Thanks for your visit

vincibene said...

Dramatic sky! Fantastic!

Tommy said...

looks like a stormy day

Jeanne said...

VEry impressive looking especially with that greay sky. Love the drive by idea.

Wren said...

Great idea for a blog, and based on these photos, a successful one as well. Nice!

nina said...

Very nice shades of gray.
Great photos! Really enjoy your site.
Nina at Nature Remains

Gretchen said...

Really cool shots!

Arija said...

A symphony of grey on grey, the second, with the fence is more interesting to me at least.

antigoni said...

Very nice photos.

Denise said...

Great photo and a great idea for a blog.

Carletta said...

These are wonderful!
Love your header as well.

Katney said...

The skies do look angry, and I wonder if they went on to give you some rain.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I like the views you have captured here.... next week can you take them from the very top of the Millenium Tower.. :O)

Tom

Fish Whisperer said...

Great shot and thenks for the narrative on the building.
Cheers

Tootie said...

Beautiful tower and I had to do a double take on the last photo, because something caught my eye. :-) It was the windows on a train.

Connie said...

Nice sky photos. I really like the second one.

The Holleys said...

What a view! Love the formation of the sky! The building look awesome!

Gail's Man said...

I hope you didn't get too wet, as it looked a good storm brewing.

To answer your question, I was actually standing in my hotel room when I took the photo. It is just nextdoor to the station, hence the good view of the tracks.

nonizamboni said...

Great photos showing such a big contrast. And the sky capture is awesome too. Nice work.
Thanks for sharing.

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