Gallery: LOTTO TURM: Stuttgart’s Shipping Container Skyscraper

 

In the center of Stuttgart, Germany, lies an odd roundabout called Oesterreichischer Platz. Speeding traffic circles around it, and for the last 40 years no one has found much use for it, except as a parking lot. Now German designer Lars Behrendt has conceived of an incredible tower for the unused site that is comprised of 55 shipping containers stacked up like blocks. The Lotto Turm would function as a mixed-use development with a sphere at the top, which would be used to announce the city’s lotto numbers.

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  1. gloria lee June 20, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    This I LOVE. It is whimsical, colorful and brings a smile to my face. We can all use one about now!

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