How do you Solve a Problem like a Flaktower?

Vienna’s uneasy relationship with its most prominent wartime relics

Vienna’s skyline with Stephansdom, the Rathaus, and Karlskirche to the right Photo by Dimitry Anikin on Unsplash

The skyline of the centre of Vienna hasn’t changed much in 75 years. Stephansdom, the Rathaus, the Riesenrad, the green baroque dome of Karlskirche, the neo-gothic towers of the Votivkirche. But alongside the spires and the metalwork, there are six concrete monoliths hunkered among the city’s rooftops.