The topping-out ceremony at the Goethe tower: The landmark looks back to Frankfurt

"like Now, keep in front of the fire and the dangers of the Lord of this tower" - at the Goethe tower in the city forest of Frankfurt has been celebrated on t

The topping-out ceremony at the Goethe tower: The landmark looks back to Frankfurt

"like Now, keep in front of the fire and the dangers of the Lord of this tower" - at the Goethe tower in the city forest of Frankfurt has been celebrated on the Thursday, the topping-out ceremony. The craft tradition, read out the mounting head Max Benedict the topping-out ceremony: "The city of Frankfurt, I wish luck, this building is a masterpiece," it States, among other things. The original Goethe tower was built in 1931. In October of 2017, an Unknown person had burned down the popular day-trip destination.

The town of the construction costs, estimated at 2.4 million euros. Around 2.1 million euros, of which the insurance paid. Nearly 200 000 Euro were donated to citizens. The new Goethe tower is 43,3 meters high and 100 tons in weight. The supporting structure is made of chestnut, the stairs were made of oak wood.

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At the ceremony on Thursday attended by construction companies and planners, mayor Peter Feldmann (SPD), head of the environment Department Rosemarie Holy (Green) and Baudezernent Jan Schneider (CDU) part.

The new tower is easier to maintain and to service than the old, Schneider said. The sight of the new Goethe tower "is perhaps one of the happiest moments in this time," said Holy. "A sight we have been missing since the fire-bombing so much. We will ensure that we don't lose him again.“

the Lord mayor Feldmann thanked the artisans. It was "impressive", how fast is the Goethe tower has grown in the past three weeks. "It's good that the city is one of their most important gets a true back to the characters soon." After the topping-out safety facilities are installed and the concrete base with Sandstone. The outdoor areas are newly designed.

Updated Date: 30 July 2020, 12:20

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