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This spiraled residential building complex in Darmstadt, Germany built in the 1990s, and designed by Viennese artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. It was completed in 2000, the year Hundertwasser died. The Waldspirale has 105 apartments and more than 1000 windows. Not one of these windows are shaped the same and, in a similar way, different handles are attached in each apartment to the doors and windows. All the corners are rounded off in these apartments along the roof and walls.

At the highest point the building has 12 floors. You can climb to the wooded spiral roof, which includes a cafe and a bar.

The Waldspirale is a testament to Hundertwasser's deep love of nature. As he once said, "If man walks in nature's midst, then he is nature's guest and must learn to behave as a well-brought-up guest."

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