Copenhagen, Denmark

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February 26, 2009
Originally published in Color Comes Home
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  Martin Nyrop’s Italianate 1905 City Hall, with its 344-foot-high clock tower, stands tall beside Tivoli, the 165-year-old amusement park that inspired Disneyland.
    Martin Nyrop’s Italianate 1905 City Hall, with its 344-foot-high clock tower, stands tall beside Tivoli, the 165-year-old amusement park that inspired Disneyland.
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  Once a red-light district and popular brawling spot for drunken sailors, today Nyhavn 
is packed with restaurants and cafes, and is a starting point for canal boat tours.
    Once a red-light district and popular brawling spot for drunken sailors, today Nyhavn is packed with restaurants and cafes, and is a starting point for canal boat tours.
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  Hot seats in the oh-so-cool Absolut Icebar Copenhagen.
    Hot seats in the oh-so-cool Absolut Icebar Copenhagen.
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  The 2005 VM apartment complex in the Ørestad district, designed by PLOT, takes its name from the shapes of the two plans: While the M balconies are flush with the building’s facades, those covering the V structure jut ominously like shark’s teeth.
    The 2005 VM apartment complex in the Ørestad district, designed by PLOT, takes its name from the shapes of the two plans: While the M balconies are flush with the building’s facades, those covering the V structure jut ominously like shark’s teeth.
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  The city makes getting around easy for tourists and residents alike, by providing roughly 2,000 free bicycles, available at stands throughout Copenhagen.
    The city makes getting around easy for tourists and residents alike, by providing roughly 2,000 free bicycles, available at stands throughout Copenhagen.
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  The Dutch firm MVRDV converted a pair of seed silos into the aptly named Gemini residence.
    The Dutch firm MVRDV converted a pair of seed silos into the aptly named Gemini residence.
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  Noma, one of Copenhagen’s ten Michelin-starred restaurants.
    Noma, one of Copenhagen’s ten Michelin-starred restaurants.
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  Room 606, the only suite in Jacobsen’s modernist SAS Royal Hotel that remains precisely as the architect had intended it to look.
    Room 606, the only suite in Jacobsen’s modernist SAS Royal Hotel that remains precisely as the architect had intended it to look.
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  Bellavista, Arne Jacoben’s 1931–34 functionalist housing complex at the beachside suburb of Klampenborg.
    Bellavista, Arne Jacoben’s 1931–34 functionalist housing complex at the beachside suburb of Klampenborg.
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  Restaurant Jacobsen is one of the architect's many projects at Klampeborg, which include lifeguard towers, a theater and a gas station.
    Restaurant Jacobsen is one of the architect's many projects at Klampeborg, which include lifeguard towers, a theater and a gas station.
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