Greece’s second tallest building, the Piraeus Tower, was illuminated on Tuesday night to brighten spirits during the Christmas season.
The country is currently in lockdown 2.0 which is scheduled to end on January 7, 2021. Schools, courts, restaurants, bars, cafes, entertainment, sports are among those that will closed until that date.
Greece’s second-tallest building will gain “life” more than 45 years after its construction.
Located in the port neighbourhood of Athens, the 84 meter tall tower was built in 1975 and was originally designed by architects I. vikelas, G. molfesis and A. loizou.
Often referred to as the ‘sleeping giant’, architecture studio PILA will transform the existing architecture into a contemporary and dynamic landmark for the burgeoning piraeus district, Iefimerida reported.
The intention is for the building to combine offices, retail spaces, restaurants and a Multicultural Centre for the promotion of maritime tourism and shipping, which characterises the city and the large port of Piraeus.