Bavaria: Head of the Monuments Office: Munich high-rise buildings disturb the line of sight

Munich (dpa / lby) - According to the head of the State Office for the Preservation of Monuments, two planned high-rise buildings would disturb the view of downtown Munich.

Bavaria: Head of the Monuments Office: Munich high-rise buildings disturb the line of sight

Munich (dpa / lby) - According to the head of the State Office for the Preservation of Monuments, two planned high-rise buildings would disturb the view of downtown Munich. "Munich's silhouette is characterized by churches and historic administration buildings. With this view to the south, towards the Alps, one identifies Munich," said Mathias Pfeil of the "Süddeutsche Zeitung (Saturday edition). "The line of sight towards the city would be disturbed by the towers."

From the point of view of monument protection, the proximity to the Nymphenburg Palace also speaks against the 155 meter high skyscrapers in the parcel post hall. "There is still a relatively undisturbed baroque ensemble there, which also has an emotional aspect," said Pfeil. There are actually "enough places in the city where high-rise buildings are not a problem, in the north or east, near the BMW World, at the Hypo high-rise building or on Vogelweideplatz. There, where Munich is modern."

The Swiss star architect Jacques Herzog and his office are currently planning a new building around the listed parcel post hall in Munich with two 155 meter high towers. There is criticism of this - a citizens' initiative is running. "I would find it interesting to give the city a new look with additional individual high-rise buildings," Herzog recently told the "Süddeutsche Zeitung".

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