Media Harbor in Dusseldorf
Famous architects such as Frank O. Gehry, David Chipperfield, Joe Coenen, Steven Holl and Claude Vasconi have made the MediaHarbour a meeting point for connoisseurs of architecture from all over the world. Just a few years ago, a gloomy atmosphere emanated from disused storehouses. Now, renowned companies from the fields of advertising and the arts, communications and TV production have established their offices. TV firms such as WDR (West German broadcasting station), QVC and CNN Germany. The panorama restaurant at the top of the Rhine Tower, which is nearby (unfortunately, not visible on the above photo), affords an ideal view of the city and the state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia at its foot as well as the media harbour. Next to it is Düsseldorf's new landmark, the Stadttor (city gate), which was awarded a prize as 'Europe's best office building' and is also the seat of the State Chancellery.