Cologne Travel Tip:
Colonia-Haus is a 45-storey, 147 m (482 ft) skyscraper completed in 1973 in the Riehl district of Cologne, Germany. Upon completion in 1973, it was the tallest residential-only building in Europe until the 2001 completion of the KölnTurm, and remains the tallest residential-only building in Germany. Colonia-Haus has 45 floors with 373 units including 352 one-and multi-room apt-flats in size from 35 to 118 m2 (380 to 1,270 sq ft) on floors 3 to 41.
The skyscraper was known by its advertising slogan of Colonia, with the insurance group, the Cologne Colonia recruited who was acquired in 1997 by the AXA Group. Accordingly it was replaced in 1998 the advertising slogan at the highest point of the house by AXA, with the name of the house remained unchanged.
[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonia-Hochhaus ]
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