Rheinturm

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Rheinturm
Rheinturm + Medienhafen.JPG
Rheinturm and Media Harbour
General information
Type telecommunications tower
with restaurant and observation deck
Location Düsseldorf
Country  Germany
Coordinates 51°13′04″N 6°45′42″E / 51.21778°N 6.76167°E / 51.21778; 6.76167
Elevation 36.6 metres NHN
Construction started 20 January 1979
Completed 1 December 1981[citation needed]
Inaugurated 1 March 1982[citation needed]
Height
Height 240.5 metres (789 ft)
Top floor 174.5 metres (573 ft)
Technical details
Structural system Reinforced concrete
Design and construction
Architect Harald Deilmann
view from the Rheinturm looking down onto Stadtmitte
The light clock: the example shows 16:56:39

The Rheinturm (pronounced [ˈʁaɪ̯ntʊʁm]) (Rhine Tower) is a 240.5 metre high concrete telecommunications tower in Düsseldorf, capital of the federal state (Bundesland) of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Construction commenced in 1979 and finished in 1981. The Rheinturm carries aerials for directional radio, FM and TV transmitters. It stands 174.5 metres high and houses a revolving restaurant and an observation deck at a height of 170 metres. It is the tallest building in Düsseldorf.[1]

The Rheinturm was inaugurated on 1 December 1981.[citation needed] It contains 7,500 cubic metres of concrete and weighs 22,500 tons. Before October 15, 2004, when an aerial antenna for DVB-T was mounted, it was 234.2 metres high.

The observation deck is open to public, daily from 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM. As a special attraction, a light sculpture on its shaft works as a clock. This sculpture was designed by Horst H. Baumann and is called Lichtzeitpegel (light time level). The light sculpture on the Rheinturm is the largest digital clock in the world.

See also[edit]

Literature[edit]

  • Klaus Müller, Hermann Wegener, Heinz-Gerd Wöstemeyer: Rheinturm Düsseldorf: Daten und Fakten Triltsch Verlag, Düsseldorf 1990, ISBN 3-7998-0060-3.
  • Roland Kanz: Architekturführer Düsseldorf. Dietrich Riemer Verlag, Berlin 2001, ISBN 3-496-01232-3, S. 81.
  • Klaus Englert: … in die Jahre gekommen. Der Rheinturm in Düsseldorf. In db Deutsche Bauzeitung 141, 2007, Nr.6, S. 85–88, ISSN 0721-1902.
  • Erwin Heinle, Fritz Leonhardt: Türme aller Zeiten, aller Kulturen. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart 1997, ISBN 3-421-02931-8, S. 235.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All brewing up nicely: jet off to Germany for a guaranteed weekend of good cheer", The Times, 2003-08-09 

External links[edit]

Media related to Rheinturm at Wikimedia Commons Media related to Views from Rheinturm at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°13′04″N 6°45′42″E / 51.21778°N 6.76167°E / 51.21778; 6.76167