Tuesday, March 8, 2011

ABC Wednesday: Heinrich-Hertz-Turm

The Heinrich-Hertz-Turm is a radio and telecommunication tower named for the the physicist Heinrich Hertz, who was born in Hamburg.
It's a very distinctive part of the skyline, with 279,2 m (916 ft) the highest building in Hamburg and can be seen from just about anywhere in the city, once you get up in a building with a view.
There used to be a restaurant in the second platform, the lower one used to be a revolving observation platform. Both are closed due to asbestos contaminations and problems with fire regulations. So far, the city has tried in vain to find someone who is willing to pay for the restoration. I have never been up there and I would love to, so I hope the will find someone.

Here is a great photo that shows just how big the tower is and the big version makes a lot of the details visible.

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