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Rhine Tower

General Information

Structural Type: Vertical cantilever structure
Function / usage: Directional radio transmitter
VHF/UHF transmitter
Television transmission tower
Observation tower
Other name(s): Rheinturm
Built: 1979 - 1982
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Düsseldorf-Hafen, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Europe
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Coordinates: 51° 13' 4.00" N    6° 45' 42.00" E

Technical Information


height to antenna tip 1982: 234.20 m
2004: 240.50 m
highest platform at 174.5 m
height to revolving restaurant 172 m
foundations diameter 34 m
piles length max. 22 m
number 256


concrete volume 7 500
reinforcing steel 1 100 t


tower reinforced concrete


16 October 2004
- 17 October 2004

A new antenna is added to the existing one. The total height is increased to 240.50 meters. Mounting is done by helicopter. The change had become necessary due to the introduction of digital broadcasting technology (DVB-T) in the Düsseldorf area beginning on 8 November.


A set of lights running between the base and the platform forms the largest digital clock in the world.


Initial construction (1979-1982)
Structural engineering
Concrete repairs (2010)
Structural engineering
Material supplier

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: 20000058
Created: 28/10/1998
Last Updated: 28/07/2014