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7:52pm on September 8th, 2011

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    Mario Botta, Old Bank for International Settlements Building, Basel, Switzerland, c. 1986

    "The building was designed by the renowned Swiss architect Mario Botta for a competition held in 1986 to develop new premises in Basel for UBS. His design takes the form of a "Rundecke", a "rounded corner" set back from the street to avoid dominating the airy and open Aeschenplatz. The building has six storeys above ground, hiding another six below."