04 August 2013
Le Tour Odeon
Well, it's hardly the most exciting photo in the world, is it? But if you don't live in Monaco, or nearby, meet the Tour Odeon (Odeon Tower).
Le Tour Odéon is a double-skyscraper currently being built in the Principality of Monaco. It's the first high-rise in the city-state to be built since the 1980s. At 170 meters high, Tour Odeon will be the second tallest building on Europe's Mediterranean coast, after Gran Hotel Bali (186m) in Benidorm, Spain. Had Tour Odeon been built in neighboring France, it would be among that country's 10 highest buildings. It will be the 199th tallest building in the world - by floor count - upon its finish date.
Building Height : 170 meters, 50 floors.
259 residences, including 73 for-sale private luxury residences (including 2 Sky Duplex apartments of 1,200 m² each and 1 Sky Penthouse of 3,300 m² over 5 floors).
10 subterranean levels with 543 parking spaces.
Retail shops, offices and business centre. Wellness center including spa, a fitness center and a swimming pool.
Both the building's architecture and the shadows it casts on the cityscape have been criticized since the beginning of the project. In particular, residents of the adjacent French twon of Beausoleil have criticized the building for blocking the views and above all diminishing real estate values. An association was created, and the mayor called for discussions between French and Monegasque authorities. After a construction incident, some locals attributed the tower the nickname 'Odious Tower' The project continued as planned.
Click on THIS LINK to read a Daily Mail piece about the £250 million penthouse, the most expensive penthouse in the world!