The King is dead ............

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The King is dead ............

Postby Mrs, M. J. Lister » Sat Jun 03, 2000 8:38 pm

......I just found out that Friedrich Hundertwasser passed away on the 19th Of febuary. I dont know if anyone here was aware of his death, as i heard nothing of it in the media. i am sure he is already happily pushing up the daisys....his spirit lives on.
Mrs, M. J. Lister
 

Postby MG » Tue Jun 06, 2000 8:52 am

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
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