"The Rhine Tower is a prominent landmark of the Düsseldorf Rheinkulisse and stands on the edge of the southern city center at the entrance to the Media Harbor, right next to the North Rhine-Westphalian Landtag and the Westdeutscher Rundfunk building.The Rheinturm (construction period 1979 - 1982, architect H. Deilmann) is 240.5 meters high and has 172.5 meters in height, a restaurant that rotates once every hour on its own axis (for technical reasons, the platform turns from 13 clock until 16.30 o'clock in one direction and from 18.00 o'clock to 24 o'clock in the night in the other one, the rest of the time the restaurant stands on the spot).
These include a self-service restaurant as well as a viewing platform from which one has a breathtaking view over Düsseldorf: Medienhafen, Altstadt, Hofgarten, Königsallee and the Rhine with its bridge family are located at the foot of the Rhine Tower. In fine weather, the view extends into the Bergische Land and Cologne.The function of the luminous portholes of the Rheinturm is unique in the world: 39 of its 62 portholes, separated by air traffic control lights, form a decimal clock over the 160-meter shaft of the tower in three height sections.The 62 portholes are each equipped with twelve LEDs, which in turn consist of a group of four red, green and blue LEDs. By changing the high dimming different colors can be generated. "Source: duesseldorf.de/touristik/entdecken/der-rheinturm.html
December 5, 2016
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