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Last edited 31 Aug 2017
Alexander Tower, Berlin
(Image credit: FinestImages)
In June 2016, the German property agency BEWOCON submitted plans for a new skyscraper in the centre of Berlin. At 150 m tall, the Alexander Berlins Capital (ABC) Tower will be the tallest in the city.
The tower will include 475 residential apartments spread over 39 storeys, with spa and gym facilities, private cinema, residents terrace and club levels, as well as underground parking facilities for cars and bicycles. It will also contain six storeys of commercial and retail space.
The designs were first mooted in the city's 1994 Master Plan, as part of the regeneration initiative for the Alexanderplatz area of central Berlin. Years of discussions and alterations have lead to the point at which BEWOCON are confident that full planning permission will be granted by September 2016. Construction is expected to begin before the start of 2017.
(Image credit: MonaArch)
Karl Zeller, Executive Partner of BEWOCON, said: “This is a huge moment, not only for us but for Berlin, because proposals for the Alexander Tower have been in the planning process for a number of years. Once approval has been granted we're excited to begin work on this iconic project that will not only provide high-quality homes and amenities, but a tower that symbolises the prosperity and diversity of our capital city.
"We have worked very closely with city planners to ensure that our visions for the tower completely align and are very confident that we will get the go-ahead to begin work in the coming months. Following approval, we're looking to launch the project both domestically and internationally, with the UK one of our key target markets.”
Image and content courtest of BEWOCON.
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