CITY TOWER VIENNA 2003 — The 87 metre high City Tower was the first part of the Wien Mitte construction project to be completed. The shape of the building reacts to the urban topography. Following a bend in the Wien River, this is where two differently oriented directions of the city grid interlock. The massive base of the building is clad in reddish sandstone and follows the line of the street to connect to the adjacent existing buildings. The tower arises from this, topped with a conclusive glass cube rotated to sit at an angle.