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permia
Ireland62,085 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Visible from many parts of the city and with particularly good views thereof from the bridges, they are impressive and imposing modern architecture.

Tower 2 was completed this year and at 205m is significantly higher than its predecessor. Both form part of the new centre of Roche's Basel HQ.

Interesting to read that there may be plans to add a third tower to the complex, that would be 16m higher than the latest.

At our visit the Towers didn’t seem to be open for enjoying panoramic views across the cityscape.
Written October 13, 2022
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Georgios G
Athens, Greece916 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Roche tower is perhaps the highest building in Basel, so it is a real landmark for the city. The whole area round it is owned by the same company and it's part of the business center of the city, as thousands of people work there. I think it's an interesting place to see following the city tour.
Written August 4, 2019
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EnglishDentistBasel
Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
My Wife surprised me on my birthday with visitors tickets to go up the amazing Roche tower, the tallest building in Switzerland, with a surface area of 74,200 square metres. The views are incredible! The free tour should consider adding a coffee from the machines and opening the outside terrace to tourists on the 38th floor, however.
Written August 13, 2016
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Swenija
Europe348 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Business
Every time has it‘s buildings. Every time it‘s architects. And there will always be a gap- between the defenders of the past and modern architecture in a city.-
But this is not about whether it is destroying the skyline or being old fashioned.
It‘s simply an example of a complete failure of ugliness and disgrace by the world famoust architects. There is nothing interesting in building a concrete stairway to heaven or whatever this should be. The worst about it is that it is visible from any point of the city. A symbol of Roche - but a bad one. Herzog De Meuron did the Novartis Campus- and other architects contributed there! Great even it controversial.
But Roche tower is so ugly that I think the city council must have had a really bad day when they gave permission.
Modern architecture- of the rich and powerful- should be perfect, and fit in - even from a modetn vision.
This is an example and a warning! Basel is an open town- develppibg fast! But this building should not be there.
Written December 5, 2018
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machineryofnight88
Fitzroy, Australia17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
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.
Written August 3, 2017
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Frederick B
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Business
This building , visible from all over Basel is one of the worst examples of not caring for the people who live there and their opinion … it’s a blot … a shining example of a cheap architect , cheap planning and no respect for the citizens of the city of Basel … looks like something NASA would build a rocket in

Absolutely visually awful , in my opinion they would have the opportunity to employ a great architect to make and design a land mark memorable building … instead the designed this …. Hang your head in shame
Written October 6, 2021
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Wilhelm O
Grindelwald, Switzerland11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
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 giant ceramic knife had erupted from the ground. It is visually jarring and utterly out of place no matter from where you take it in, and I did a full circle around it. It is the height of arrogance - pun intended.
Message to those looking out from the top floor: I genuinely hope the view is spectacular, because it has come at the expense of everybody else’s.
Written June 24, 2018
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craigos1982
Zurich, Switzerland17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
When I was in Basel, this building was not open to the public. As far as I am aware, there are also no plans to do so.
Written December 5, 2016
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Paulini86
Basel, Switzerland27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
Well, I have been citizen of Basel for 3 years now and Roche tower still hurts my eyes. For sure it is none of tourist attraction, maybe some more people find an employment there
Written May 22, 2016
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Silvita
7,862 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Business
... greatest views over Basel! Make sure you buy the full menu to somehow be satisfied at the end of the meal, as portions are fairly small. Good taste, tho.
Written February 1, 2020
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