The Millennium Tower
About the Sight
The Millennium Tower in Vienna is the tallest building and 3rd tallest structure in Austria at 171 metres (561 feet) after the Donauturm. Made under the guidance of ace architects Gustav Peichl, Boris Podrecca and Rudolf Weber, the tower with its 51 floors, serves both commercial and residential purposes. The tower was completed in 1999 to hail the arrival of the third millennium. The tower has offices, a shopping center (Millennium City), restaurants and a multiplex cinema (UCI).
The tower consists of two clasped fully glazed cylinder structures which are supported by a steel composite structure. In the Millennium Tower, around 120 companies have rented office space, including major international companies such as Xerox and other tenants like inter alia Cirquent, Trivadis, CSC, Carlson Wagonlit, Inode (UTA), Agip and Cisco.
Owner George Stumpf sold the Millennium Tower in Vienna on 25 July 2003 along with the associated Millennium City to the Hamburg-based issuing house MPC (Münchmeyer Capital) for a price of 360 million euros. The tower forms a part of the Millennium City, which is next to the offices in the Tower and forms a shopping center, residential buildings and the largest cinema complex in Austria. As part of the building was also built up its own internal telecommunications infrastructure, in which case the MCN Millennium Communication Network AG acted as telephone and Internet service provider.