Got acrophobia? Move into this apartment building (Feb, 1968)
Cool looking building, but what is that Eye of Sauron looking thing on the bottom?
The address is15 Boulevard Maréchal Leclerc 38000 Grenoble, France (Charlie’s Loyal Minions)
Got acrophobia? Move into this apartment building
Acrophobia is a dread of height. The designers of this 28-story apartment building in Grenoble, France, say the repetitious pattern of the balconies on its face is just dandy for people who suffer from that ailment because it suggests solidarity. Each box balcony is 13 feet tall, 10 wide, and five deep.
The boxes were cast on the site. Their sides are a continuation of the building’s reinforced concrete walls. The horizontal portions are cantilevered extensions of the structural floor slabs. The building stands on a circular concrete base 131 feet in diameter and three feet thick, resting on wet soil of an ancient riverbed.