Gallery: Gigantic Coal Gasometers Transformed into Thriving Communities...

In 1896 Viennese authorities decided to invest in large-scale gas and electric utilities, so they constructed what became Europe’s largest gas plant. After nearly a century long run the plant was decommissioned, and left behind were four massive gasometers. These incredible structures were cast off, but a recent revitalization project led by Jean Nouvel, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Manfred Wehdorn, and Wilhelm Holzbauer have transformed these four tanks into spectacular and thriving communities.

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  1. Cliff Champion July 18, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    amazing! i wonder what the interior of the apartments look like. its must be such a cozy place in the winter.

  2. dave davis October 16, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    I’m with you, Brie — At 80 years old really am excited about this place. unfortuntaely I’m headed for a retirement community – albeit one with life care. Have fun!

  3. brie987 October 14, 2009 at 2:25 am

    I want to live there, nyc sucks :(

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