Rheinturm

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Rheinturm
Rheinturm - Gesamtansicht vom 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 240.5 metres (789 ft)
Technical details
Structural system Reinforced concrete
Design and construction
Architect Harald Deilmann

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.

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

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

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