The Florianturm (Florian Tower, Florian for short) is a telecommunications tower and landmark of Dortmund (Germany), named after St. Florian, the patron saint of gardeners.
The Florianturm is the TV tower of Dortmund and was built in 1959 as an attraction for a federal horticultural show with a height of 219.6 metres (720 ft). At the time it was briefly the highest freestanding structure in Germany.
The tower was constructed similarly to a high concrete chimney. It consists of a reinforced concrete tube, which tapers off as it rises, reaching a height of 129.75 metres (425.7 ft). At 130.6 metres (428 ft) there is a building part with two floors. On the lower floor there are operation rooms and on the upper floor at 137.54 metres (451.2 ft) there is a revolving restaurant. At 141.88 metres (465.5 ft) and 144.7 metres (475 ft) there are two observation decks.
On the upper observation deck there are installations and aerials of Deutsche Telekom. Since 1959 it has been used for transmitting television signals.
Since 7 September 2004 the Florianturm has a height of 208.56 metres (684.3 ft), making it the fourteenth highest structure in Germany.
December 14, 2016
The Florian was always my babysitter in my boyhood years. The light from the headlights shone directly into my nursery. Well, sooner.The Florian tower, Florian for short, is a landmark of the city of Dortmund that can be seen from afar. The observation and television tower was built in 1959 on the occasion of the Federal Garden Show in the Westfalenpark with a height of 219.3 meters. For about a decade, it was the highest TV tower in Germany, making it one of the country's tallest buildings. Its current height with antenna system amounts to approximately 209 meters. In the tower basket there is a revolving restaurant. In 1959 it was the first of its kind in the world.
December 20, 2017
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