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Roche Tower

Gartenstrasse 9, Basel 4052, Switzerland
+41 61 688 11 11
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Huge Building for a Bio Tech Giant

I was able to see this form where ever I was in the city. Parent company for Genetech located in... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2018
Y2796NFkenl
An anchor point for Basel

I navigated through Basel in part because of the Roche Tower. I found the modern, medically... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
Eurotraveler110
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Gartenstrasse 9, Basel 4052, Switzerland
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

I was able to see this form where ever I was in the city. Parent company for Genetech located in South San Francisco. Very Clean and elegant structure.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I navigated through Basel in part because of the Roche Tower. I found the modern, medically inspired architecture to fit both the purpose of the company as one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, and a nice counterpoint to the exquisite middle ages architecture of...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

...it is for sure good if you happen to know somebody that works there and you can access the Pebbles restaurant on the top floor at any time and have the best panoramic view over the 3-country-triangle that you can think of. On a sunny...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

It seems people either love or hate this building. I am in the "love" camp. Yes, the building is huge and can be seen from miles around, but I find the white coloring to help it blend into the clouds that are usually around. I...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

It is simple but herzog & de meuron's work. I heard this is the building for a healthcare company, Roche. Invited people only go up the building

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Four months in advance, On the first working day of the month, free tickets become available to do a one hour guided tour of the building. The English tours are fully booked very quickly. Although the German tours will often have spaces a couple of...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

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.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

You can hardly miss this tower since it towers over its surroundings and is very visible when you are walking across the bridges or are on a ferry boat ride. It is one of the tallest buildings around the city. One local told me that...More

Thank Margaret C
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

First question. As the 20 or so elevators (lifts) carry consecutive letters, why is there no letter J ? Second question. Why is one of the floors missing?

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I was working at Roche and was invited to the 38th floor of the tower where the viewing gallery is situated. There is a bar at the top that makes for a civilised trip. Basel was a little foggy so no pics but with no...More

Thank Donald O
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