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the tallest building in Basel

We were told that Basel and Zurich try to compete and out do each other in everything.. When Zurich... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Wenatchee, Washington
Huge Building for a Bio Tech Giant

I was able to see this form where ever I was in the city. Parent company for Genetech located in... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
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Gartenstrasse 9, Basel 4052, Switzerland
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Basel is one of my favourite cities in the world. I was so happy to return after a 5-year absence, but my enjoyment was marred when I saw what some corporation had done to the skyline from so many angles. It is as if a...More

1  Thank Wilhelm O
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Since we've been here in Basel for the occasion of one Congress of family doctors, we couldn't miss the chance to visit this ultra modern edifice, called Roche - Turm ( Bau 1) or Roche Tower. It is located on the right shore of the...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 7 June 2018

We were told that Basel and Zurich try to compete and out do each other in everything.. When Zurich had the tallest building Roche build this office tower to be #1. Now that's real competition.

Thank iluvta2
Reviewed 17 April 2018

I was able to see this form where ever I was in the city. Parent company for Genetech located in South San Francisco. Very Clean and elegant structure.

Thank Y2796NFkenl
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I navigated through Basel in part because of the Roche Tower. I found the modern, medically inspired architecture to fit both the purpose of the company as one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, and a nice counterpoint to the exquisite middle ages architecture of...More

Thank Eurotraveler110
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

...it is for sure good if you happen to know somebody that works there and you can access the Pebbles restaurant on the top floor at any time and have the best panoramic view over the 3-country-triangle that you can think of. On a sunny...More

Thank JustOneOfTheMany
Reviewed 3 January 2018

It seems people either love or hate this building. I am in the "love" camp. Yes, the building is huge and can be seen from miles around, but I find the white coloring to help it blend into the clouds that are usually around. I...More

Thank DantesDame
Reviewed 29 December 2017

It is simple but herzog & de meuron's work. I heard this is the building for a healthcare company, Roche. Invited people only go up the building

Thank Moyashinen
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Four months in advance, On the first working day of the month, free tickets become available to do a one hour guided tour of the building. The English tours are fully booked very quickly. Although the German tours will often have spaces a couple of...More

Thank 03WJK12
Reviewed 4 August 2017

An absolute blight on an otherwise beautiful city. This monolith bombed its way into the background of so many of my photos. The architectural dialogue is at odds with everything surrounding it.

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