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Mo to Su from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AMDuring the planning phase of the 21 storey GSW Tower in Kochstraße, Berlin's old newspaper quarter, critics joked about the "GSW banana". Despite its strange crooked shape, the building has now won over many of its critics. Standing in front of the building, visitors are awed by the shiny, slightly transparent and subtly curved building which towers high into the Berlin sky. The most prominent characteristic of this 1999 architectural highlight, designed by the Anglo-German team of Mathias Sauerbruch and Louisa Hutton, are the multi-colored sun blinds on its concave Western front. In the afternoon sun, the whole building is transformed into an orgy of pink, apricot and mauve. An optical delight!