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BMW marks 50th anniversary of its famous Munich HQ

Next year will be BMW Motorrad’s 100th birthday: the firm produced its first bike, the R32 Boxer back in 1923. But 2022 is also an important landmark: it’s 50 years since the firm’s distinctive HQ building was opened in Munich. Its avant-garde style was right at the cutting edge when it was built in 1972, and it also used innovative construction methods and a ‘suspended’ engineering design. The floors were all built on the ground then jacked up a central tower shaft using hydraulics.

To mark the occasion BMW held a celebratory 50th birthday party with dancers, music and a host of architectural celebrities.

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