Highlight Towers
The Highlight Towers are two office towers completed in 2004 in Munich
Munich The city's motto is "" . Before 2006, it was "Weltstadt mit Herz" . Its native name, , is derived from the Old High German Munichen, meaning "by the monks' place". The city's name derives from the monks of the Benedictine order who founded the city; hence the monk depicted on the city's coat...

, Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

 which are considered exemplary for new architecture in this city.

Two bridges made of glass and steel combine to offer the two planned by architects Murphy/Jahn
Helmut Jahn
Helmut Jahn is a German-American architect, well known for designs such as the US$800 million Sony Center on the Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, the Messeturm in Frankfurt and the One Liberty Place, formerly the tallest building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Suvarnabhumi Airport, an international...

 of Chicago, USA, with towers 126 meters/413 feet (Highlight Tower 1) and 113 meters/371 feet (Highlight Tower 2) height, office space on 33 and 28 storeys, and thus are among the highest buildings in Munich. To divide the high-rise buildings, two low-rise buildings, which house a hotel and additional office space. Overall, the facility offers over 70,000 square metres of office space.

The towers are slightly shifted in the historic sightline of Odeonsplatz
Odeonsplatz is a large square in central Munich which was named after the former concert hall Odeon.-Architecture:In 1791 the medieval city wall was demolished and plans for a square at the point of the Schwabing Gate could be realized with the erection of the Brienner Straße in 1816. The...

 on Ludwigstrasse with Victory Gate
The Siegestor in Munich, is a three-arched triumphal arch crowned with a statue of Bavaria with a lion-quadriga, similar in style to the Arch of Constantine in Rome, the Marble Arch in London, the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and the Brandenburger Tor in Berlin...

 to the north and form a focal point for visitors coming from the north of the city.

The smooth glass facades of the buildings appear to be light and transparent and provide a good exposure of the office space. Openable window structures with wind and sound isolation allow employees in the towers an individual ventilation and are part of an environmentally friendly air-conditioning and ventilation system.

The best known tenants of the buildings are the consulting firm Roland Berger
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants is a global strategy consulting firm headquartered in Munich, with 43 offices in 31 countries. Roland Berger Strategy Consultants was founded in 1967 by Prof. Roland Berger...

 in the Tower 1 and the IT companies Fujitsu Technology Solutions
Fujitsu Technology Solutions
Fujitsu Technology Solutions is one of the leading European IT vendors with a presence in all key markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, plus India...

 and Fish & Richardson
Fish & Richardson
Fish & Richardson P.C. is a national law firm practicing intellectual property law.Fish is the 109th largest firm in the United States. Fish has over 350 attorneys, of which 96 percent are dedicated to intellectual property law. Fish is one of the most sought-after firms for both patent...

in the smaller Tower 2.

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