Jacobsen - 1902-1971
Jacobsen's comments to his new skyscraper 1960
Many Copenhageners had different remarks to the cities
new skyscraper - and Arne Jacobsen had the following comments
about the SAS Royal hotel at the end of completion:
"Well, yes, they call it the punch card, and it’s
funny, for that is actually what it looks like when the
windows are open on a hot summer’s day. It has been
called a lot of different things. Some persons called
it the 'glass cigar box'. And many people thought it was
a terribly ugly building, and many may still think so.
At least, it came in first when they held a competition
for the ugliest building in Copenhagen."