Galvanizing Delight

The Pyramidenkogel (Pyramid Cake) Tower near the Austrian town of Keutschach am See is 100 metres high. The hybrid structure is constructed from hot dip galvanized steel and timber. Ten elliptical galvanized steel rings rotate at 6.4 metre intervals around the structure and 80 hot dip galvanized diagonal braces provide rigidity for the 16 larchwood supports of the tower. The various levels and viewing platforms are connected by a series of galvanized stairs. The high tower attracts not only tourists, but also base jumpers, who have already started jumping off the viewing platform, which is 70 metres high.

Architect: Klaura, Kaden und Partner

Image: John Jaritz

Posted on December 16, 2014 by untitled

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