Novartis AG Headquarters in Basel

Novartis AG Headquarters in Basel

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Nowhere is the move away from chimneys more apparent than at the headquarters of Novartis AG, where former chairman Daniel Vasella set in motion a 2.2 billion Swiss franc construction program to transform what was once an industrial site into a tree-filled campus with buildings by Frank Gehry, Fumihiko Maki and David Chipperfield and a 300-ton steel sculpture by Richard Serra called “Dirk’s Pod.”