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Herberstein Building
(Haus Herberstein)

Formerly: Palais Herberstein
Built: 1897
Designed by: Carl König
Type: Mixed Use
Stories: 5
Location: Saint Michael's Square 2, Vienna, Austria
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A lovely neo-Baroque building that while seemingly placid and proud was the center of controversy when it was completed. At the time, the building sported a large cupola at its prominent corner. While stylistically pleasing, some saw it as an affront to the Michaelerkirche across the way. Since the building was initially intended to be a nobleman's palace with some ancillary residential facilities, it makes sense that its ornamentation would be a little over-the-top. But in the 1930's, the building was renovated and the cupola removed to give it a more modest appearance.

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