Incinerator a tourist
attraction as well
Vienna's municipal waste incinerator at Spittelau is
one of the wackiest buildings in the Austrian capital,
but it works spectacularly well, writes Frank
McDonald , Environment Editor
What city in the world can boast that its principal
waste-treatment plant has become a major tourist attraction?
Only Vienna, where the municipal incinerator at Spittelau, a
bizarre mix of art and technology, is one of the wackiest
buildings in town.
Designed by the famous Austrian painter and architect,
Friedensreich Hundertwasser, who died earlier this year, the
Spittelau incinerator has been one of the city's eye-catching
landmarks since it was rebuilt in 1989; it even features on
tourist postcards. http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/ireland/2000/0606/hom15.htm