Switzerland’s tallest building officially opened

Pharmaceutical giant Roche inaugurated Switzerland’s tallest building in Basel on Friday. The 178-metre-tall structure, known inauspiciously as Building 1, will house 2,000 workers. The building, designed by the renowned Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron, is 52 metres higher than the Prime Tower in Zurich. Roche plans to construct an even bigger 205-metre research and development centre – Building 2 – next door to its newly opened office block by 2021. Building 1 has 41 floors and a total floor space of 74,200 metres, It cost CHF550 million ($ 568 million) to build, with the total bill expected to reach CHF3 billion once the twin tower of the R&D centre is complete. Amid fears that some Swiss companies may seek to escape high-cost Switzerland and the strong franc, Roche chief executive Severin Schwan said: “We also regard Building 1 as a clear commitment to Switzerland and to Basel.” Tight planning regulation restrictions in many Swiss urban areas mean …
Source: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/high-flyer_switzerland-s-tallest-building-officially-opened/41669088?ns_mchannel=rss

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