Genex Tower – Belgrade, Serbia
Zapadna Kapija Beograda, the Western City Gate of Novi Beograd, was designed by renowned Serbian architect Mihajlo Mitrović in Brutalist style.
The béton brut building was erected in 1980 in Bloc 33 of the new planned municipality as a modern gate to the city for people arriving from Belgrade airport.
The two towers of the raw concrete skyscraper are connected on the highest floors by a two storey-corridor leading to a revolving restaurant on the top – which has never been rotating and is not in use anymore.
The higher side is a 30 floors-residential building; the lower used to host the headquarters of Genex (hence the nickname), a state-owned enterprise dealing with trades between Yugoslavia and the USSR.
While the first one is still in use, the latter stays empty and abandoned.