When you gaze at architecture firm Zaha Hadid's new tower, you imagine two jazz hands raising up to the sky as high as they stretch.
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Located in Marseille, the skyscraper is the headquarters of French shipping and container company CMA CGM. It's nearly 500 feet tall, and although the upward reaching form is the most central feature of its design, the architects also paid attention to the lower level too. Apparently it's located in a pretty busy area, on top of an elevated highway. So the bottom portion extends horizontally to relate to the movement of the traffic of pedestrians, cars, boats, and so forth. They still look like jazz hands though. [ArchDaily]