Uptown Munich
The Uptown Munich building (German: Hochhaus Uptown München) in Moosach
Moosach (District of Munich)
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, 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...

 with a height of 146 metres (479 ft) is currently the highest skyscraper of the city.

The building's glass facade wraps the structure of the building like a tensioned membrane. Circular ventilation elements individually as possible to open windows a natural ventilation and provide visibility of the surrounding noise in the upper floors, a reference in the outside world. The tower with 50,200 square metres by four seven "campus" said buildings (approximately 8,525 per sq m) flanked to each other with a transparent roof are connected. In a fifth building houses 139 apartments.

With its simple rectangular shape, the significant tower by some as anti-aesthetic sense. In particular, it faces criticism that he had from the Nymphenburg Palace
Nymphenburg Palace
The Nymphenburg Palace , i.e. "Nymph's Castle", is a Baroque palace in Munich, Bavaria, southern Germany. The palace was the main summer residence of the rulers of Bavaria.-History:...

 not be overlooked. Uptown Munich was probably one of the main triggers for the efforts of "our initiative Munich" of the old mayor George Kronawitter of it with a citizens' initiative on November 21, 2004 succeeded, the construction of other buildings in Munich this level until further notice to prevent.

It was planned by the architects Ingenhoven, Overdiek (Düsseldorf
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) and built from 2001 to 2004. The cuboid structure has been much disputed. In November 2004, a referendum
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 in Munich was held to decide whether the construction of high-rise buildings in the inner city should be prohibited; as a result, several building projects had to be changed substantially or given up completely. However, , due to the very close result of the referendum and because the referendum's result was binding only for one year, there is an ongoing discussion in the city council on how to proceed with future building plans.

In August 2006, the skyscraper and one of the campus buildings was bought by the Government of Singapore for more than 300,000,000 euros.

The current tenant of the building is O2.

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