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Steel City Transforming

Steel City Transforming

“Willkommen! Welcome! Bienvenido!” reads the wall of the Gasometer holding tower of Voest Alpine. When arriving by train, the first sights of Linz are the tall chimneys and smoking furnaces of the huge steel works that have dominated the City for over a century: The capital of Upper Austria is called “Steel City” (Stahlstadt) for […]

Good Living in Gasometer

Good Living in Gasometer

In 1962, in the district of Hietzing, Vienna’s last gas street lamp was extinguished. It’s still there today outside the local museum, a small testimony to the great network of gas pipes laid across the city in the late 19th century. The gas that lit it came from the Simmering Gas Works, which in 2001 […]

Music for Life, Education for the World

Music for Life, Education for the World

This September two new music schools for middle and high school students are opening in Vienna. One will fill an evident gap: a “Pop-Akademie” specialising in the instrumental, technological and performance skills needed for a career in popular music. The goal of the other, the Amadeus International School of Music Vienna, is less concrete and […]

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