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The Athens Tower

Athens Tower's architecture is inspired by late modernism and American and European skyscrapers.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1970 Start of construction.

    1973 Completion of construction.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

The Athens Tower consists of two buildings, with 25 and 12 floors respectively. Its architecture is inspired by late modernism and by American and European skyscrapers. It was built with reinforced concrete and, externally, an aluminum frame and glass panels. The contemporary elements of the building include its intonation and the cladding of the frame with white marble.

What I can't see

This was the first glass skyscraper in the city. The design was by Ioannis Vikelas and Ioannis Kympritis. The junta intervened and demanded changes (e.g. the addition of elements expressing the “new Hellenic identity”).


  • Address: Vas. Sofias and Mesogeion Ave.


Archaeology of the city of Athens, (d.u.), Πύργος Αθηνών, [Athens Tower], ΕΙΕ

Last visit 6/6/2013


Technical Chamber of Greece, (2000), Πύργος Αθηνών, [Athens Tower], culture 2000

Last visit 6/6/2013