The 153-step tower is encircled by 34-meter-long Douglas-fir tree trunks in the Mikado rod-look, but since the opening of the tower in 2002 again and again cause trouble: The approximately 100-year-old tree trunks were from the Hurricane Lothar in 1999 been like. With a wood volume of 8-10 m and about 10 tons, they were already too heavy for the originally planned helicopter transport to the tower. In the following years, they were repeatedly attacked by pests, which had a temporary blocking of the tower result. In a final renovation, the logs are now to be replaced by steel columns.
June 27, 2015
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