A mammoth project at top speed
100 engineers planned one of the most exciting construction projects in Germany, which was built in less than ten months with 3 shifts running at any one time. Among other things, 15,000 cubic metres of concrete, 200 rock nails and 2,640 tonnes of steel were used.
Impressive pace of construction.
With a growth of 5.6 metres per day, the tower managed to grow three times as quickly as a bamboo plant under perfect conditions.
40,000 tonnes — that's the weight of the tower. That's as much as a total of 8,000 African elephants.
Great ideas need space.
On the site area totalling 10,000 square metres, there would be space for around 50 tennis courts.
A project goes deep.
30,000 cubic metres of soil was excavated - that equals the weight of approximately 60 million filled bottles of water.
Higher than all the rest.
Germany's highest public visitors' platform at 232 metres is more than 80 metres higher than that of the Stuttgart television tower and offers a spectacular all-round view.
Let us impress you with the data and facts involved in the test tower. Click on the markings and prepare to be surprised.