BMW Headquarter in Munich - four cylinders tower for largest luxury car manufacturer
BMW Headquarter is a Munich landmark, which has been serving as world headquarters for the automaker for over 30 years. It was declared a protected historic building in 1999. Extensive refurbishments commenced in 2004 and were completed in 2006. The Tower was built between 1968 and 1972 and was ready just in time for 1972 Summer Olympics of Munich. Was innaugurated in 1973 officialy. The building is 101m located near the Olympiapark and is often cited as one of the most notable examples of architecture in Munich. This is probably one of the most famous European building of the 70’s, with pretty high-tech architecture. Actually the 4 cylinders are suspended in the air and do not touch the ground. The building was designed by architect Karl Schwanzer.
Here are some photos I took in 2008 of the BMW Headquarter and the museum.