torstai 20. lokakuuta 2016

Schöne Grüsse aus Düsseldorf

The Rheinturm  (Rhine Tower) is a 240.5 metre high concrete telecommunications tower in Düsseldorf. 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.
Vodafone building on the left.

The Rheinturm tower Neuer Zollhof building complex, Medienhafen district.

Neuer Zollhof or Der Neue Zollhof (The New Zollhof),  is a prominent landmark of Düsseldorf-Hafen, part of the redeveloped port of Düsseldorf, Germany. The building complex consisting of three separate buildings, was designed by American architect Frank O. Gehry and completed in 1998. Floorplans and facades of all three buildings curve and lean, reason for them being likened to leaning towers. The tallest building is 14 stories high and just under 50 m tall. Each building has a different facade cladding - the outer two in white plaster and red brick respectively; the central building's stainless steel facade reflects material and shapes of its two neighbour buildings.
The buildings have a total gross floor area of 29.000 square metres. A previous architectural design competition for the site was won by British architect Zaha Hadid during the early 1990s, however never commissioned.
The buildings are also popular with tourists who visit the region.

These card comes from Klaus in Düsseldorf, Germany 
Distance: 1,571 km
Travel time: 4 days

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