Skyscraper Raises German City’s Image

In a small German city called Rottweil, industrial company ThyssenKrupp AG is building an elevator test facility that will be one of the tallest structures in the country. The elevator is a breathtaking 807 feet tall, and was built to test and research future technology for high-speed elevators. The tower is a landmark in itself, and locals support its location despite the town’s historic culture. 

Germany tends to contain lower buildings, and views tall buildings as an Asian or American phenomenon. In fact, cities such as Berlin and Paris have rules against tall buildings in order to preserve historic areas. However, the test tower will likely bring in tourists to the small city, and will bolster economic growth. For five Euros, visitors will be able to tour the site, with postcards available for purchase as well. 

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