'Like the Eye of Sauron': western Europe’s tallest building planned for tiny Danish town

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the Guardian—Fast-fashion giant Bestseller set to build skyscraper headquarters in Brande, a 7,000-person rural town Until a local company announced plans to send a 320-metre skyscraper soaring over the surrounding countryside, most people in Denmark had only the haziest idea where Brande, a town of 7,000 people in rural Jutland, even was. The Bestseller Tower, designed by star architectural studio Dorte Mandrup, will not only be the tallest building in Denmark, but the tallest in western Europe, besting the...

Western Europe's tallest skyscraper, which is set to be built in a tiny Danish town, has been likened to the 'Eye of Sauron'. Fast-fashion giant Bestseller is planning to build an enormous skyscraper in Brande, Denmark — a small town of just 7,000 residents. The eponymous Bestseller Tower is set to stretch 1,050 feet, which is almost as tall as the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco. It will be the tallest building in western Europe, beating out the Shard in London by 34 feet. Despite the building's size, Bestseller has not come up against much local opposition. "The Danish news media tried hard to find someone opposed,...