The Tetrahedron offers a panoramic view

The tetrahedron
Zoom The tetrahedron symbolises the change the Ruhr-Area has gone through

The tetrahedron, or “Tetraeder” in German, on the Beckstraße mound, can already be seen from a great distance and symbolises the change the Ruhr-Area has gone through. This landmark is made of steel tubes and twisted castings and thus also represents the region’s steel industry.

The whole construction is approximately 50 metres tall and sits on a 65 metre high mound. Randomly constructed steps and a viewing platform make the construction accessible. The stairs and the platforms lead to a unique panoramic view of the landscape along the Emscher river.

(13.05.2011)