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The stockpile Rheinpreussen is a 74 m above ambient level heaped mountain dump in Moers-Meerbeck. It has a total height of 103 m above sea level. NN. Owner since 2001, the Regional Association Ruhr.
The overburden comes from the nearby Rheinpreußen colliery, which was the first left bank of the Rhine mine. So this heap was also one of the first green heaps in the Ruhr area.
In order to expand the heap to become a landmark, the Regionalverband Ruhr decided at the end of 2005 to build a tower about thirty meters high in the form of a miner's lamp on the heap. The design is by the artist Otto Piene.
December 30, 2015
The stockpile Rheinpreussen is also panorama of the route industrial culture:
In 1998 Kultur Ruhr GmbH selected further mining dumps for the artistic design as landmarks within the framework of the IBA Emscher Park. Dr. Brockhaus, director of the Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg, asked the artist Otto Piene to design the landmark Rheinpreussen as a landmark in a tradition-rich industrial environment. Piene's design foresees red-lit heaps of land around 70 meters high, a 30-meter-high tower in the form of an oversized steel safety light of the miners, the "lighted". In the darkness, the light tower shines over the red heap. Red illustrates the energy of coal and the glow of steel, the engine of economic development.
October 25, 2017
It is probably the largest miner's lamp in the world, the thousands of motorists on the Rhine bridge of the A42 from Duisburg coming every day - the Internet lexicon Wikipedia even referred to it as "the largest Montankunstwerk in the world." High above Moers rises with the so-called Geleucht one of the most impressive and beautiful landmarks in the Ruhr, which is beautiful, not only in the daytime, but also at dusk. It stands on the largest mountain dump of the Rheinpreußen colliery.
Immediately next to the Waldsee, the Halde Rheinpreußen on the edge of Moers towers into the sky. The colliery was the first left bank of the Rhine in the Ruhr area and initially promoted coal at Duisburg from 1876, after the first drilling was made in 1851. The mining dump was poured from 1963 on the site of an old excavator lake and until 1990 to its present form. It has a base of approximately 52 ha and a maximum height of 103.5 meters above sea level. It surmounts the surrounding area by about 77 meters and is thus almost the same height as the heap Beckstraße in Bottrop, which is well known with its tetrahedron well beyond the Ruhr area, and seventh highest heap in the Ruhr.
January 6, 2017
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