Photo: The Ellinikon
The EU’s tallest building has been completed – and you can go to the top, Greece is building a massive sustainable city by the sea and more in top stories of the day.
The EU’s tallest building has been completed – and you can go to the top
On the hunt for the highest city views in Europe? Well, there’s a new record-breaking skyscraper in town. A 310-metre tall structure has recently opened in the Polish capital of Warsaw that is now officially the EU’s tallest building – and it’s got an observation deck that you can actually visit.
The building is called Varso Tower and it’s right in the centre of town on the corner of Jana Pawla II and Chmielna Street. Built by all-star architecture firm Foster and Partners, the Varso is designed to house a mixture of office and commercial spaces.The Varso’s all-important viewing deck is 230 metres above street level on the 53rd floor, which is also the highest inhabited floor of the tower. Level 49 will apparently also soon have a landscaped terrace bar that will double up as Warsaw’s highest garden.
Greece is building a massive sustainable city by the sea
The Greek capital Athens is set to be home to a hyper-modern mega-city that could be one of the most futuristic settlements on the planet.
The project is called the Ellinikon and it’ll make use of over six million square metres of land that was previously used as the city’s airport. Essentially a coastal suburb of Athens – the site is just 20 minutes’ metro ride from the centre of the city – it’ll be built pretty much entirely from scratch. From hotels and offices to residential districts, health facilities and sports venues, the Ellinikon will also feature its own riviera, a marina, a vast park and supposedly the largest retail area in Europe.
Bryant Park’s Curling Café & Cozy Igloos Have Returned For The Holiday Season
Besides its expansive holiday market and iconic ice rink, the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park is bringing back last year’s beloved winter-friendly activity: curling (opens Nov. 16)! It’s the first-ever iceless curling experience, so it can be enjoyed no matter what the weather.
Each reservation at the aptly named Curling Café — where two teams of up to 4 people each can experience “street” or iceless curling for 90 minutes — includes a dedicated curling lane plus a bubble igloo tent with food and drinks. And it’s the perfect cozy, comforting options too! For the adult package: nosh on a la carte alcoholic beverages and a cheese board with crackers and fruit. For the family package: enjoy a carafe of hot chocolate, chicken tenders and fries OR mac and cheese and fries.
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