Everyone is alleged to remember that Berlin’s Fernsehturm (TV Tower) is 365m high and therefore the tallest building in Berlin. As urban legend has it, the tower’s height was a deliberate decision taken by Walter Ulbricht, Leader of the SED, in order that every child would be ready to commit it to memory, a bit like the times of the year. actually the tower’s summit today is 368m.
Construction for the GDR transmitter started within the 1950s and therefore the tower erected between 1965-69 was intended because the tallest tower in Europe second only to Moscow’s own TV tower. it had been built by East German architects Fritz Dieter, Günter Franke and Werner Ahrendt.
Berlin TV Tower is that the only city TV tower in Europe
A separate TV broadcasting system for East Berlin was a necessity during the years of division and therefore the incontrovertible fact that it had been built right within the middle of the town was Ulbricht’s original vision. It remains the sole city TV tower in Europe. a particularly popular sight for tourists and Berliners alike, it currently receives over 1 million visitors a year. The lift reaches an altitude of 200m in 40 seconds; the observation deck is at a height of 203m and therefore the restaurant at 207m. The restaurant, designed with an outer ring of revolving tables, serves coffee, snacks and fairly priced meals while revolving once around its axis every hour. On a bright day, this is often the thanks to absorbing Berlin and surrounding Brandenburg from an eagle-eyed view.
- Property Type : Building
- Size : 3500
- The tower consists of a 250m concrete shaft with a red and white striped steel mast. A 3m tip was replaced in 1997 and therefore the sphere consists of seven floors within, all of which are hospitable visitors.
- The sphere's surface consists of 140 chrome steel segments.