Observation tower "Dillblick"

Client:
Prefecture of Herborn
Structural engineering:
Ingenieurbüro Miebach, Lohmar
Year of construction:
2015

Technical Data

Construction:
Covered observation tower, made with laminated douglas timber. It consists of two self-nested square trusses.
Dimensions:
Square base area: 6 x 6 m, high: 17,00 m
Our role:
Production and installation of the tower

Scope of performances

The construction of the tower „Dillblick“ is similar to the construction of the tower “Black Moor”, that was built in 2007 and is situated next to Schweinfurt. It consists of two self-nested square trusses. The observation tower is 17 meters high and covered, has a square base area with 6 to 6 meters and a horizontal cladding. The tower with four different levels is made from laminated douglas timber. The stair components were produced with compact douglas timer and were pre-fabricated in the halls from Schaffitzel. Later on site they were positioned with a heavy duty crane. From the asymmetric platform on the top you can enjoy the view to the valley “Dilltal”.

Photos: Siegfried Gerdau