As Malakow tower (also Malakoff tower, rare Malakov tower) refers primarily mining towers in the mining industry with a characteristic design, which were mainly in the 1850s to 1870s in continental Europe in the shaft promotion usual, but occasionally even to the Built at the end of the 19th century. The buildings are massive masonry towers with a fortress-like architecture. The sturdy construction of up to three meters thick brickwork and a stiffened construction in the interior made it possible to hold the heavy pulleys and absorb the enormous pulling forces of the carriers. To find were the mighty towers in the territories of the Ruhr, Saarland, in Saxony, Lower and Upper Silesia and in the Aachen area, occasionally in Belgium and France. They were mainly used in the coal industry and in ore and potash mining.Malakov towers were replaced as the predominant form of construction by welded steel gantries, after sufficient steel was available and technically able to construct such large scaffoldings cost-effectively.
December 11, 2016
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