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Feb 2, 2007, 3:02 PM
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Official sources:
Unofficial sources: http://www.schwarzwaldfuehrer.de/staedtedoerfer/hochschwarzwald/titiseeneustadt/hochfirst.html

Building Name: Hochfirst Observation Tower
Native Name: Aussichtsturm Hochfirst
Other Names:
Address: Hochfirst
City: Titisee-Neustadt
Postal Code: 79822
State/Province: Baden-Württemberg
Country: Germany
Official Building Website URL:
Skyscrapers.com (Emporis.info) URL:
Architect:
Interesting Facts/Records (in own words): Tower is a well-known observation tower. From structural interest is that this tower is additionally guyed. The tower was built as replacement for a wooden observation tower, which was layn down by a strong storm on January 23rd, 1890.

Heights--

PLEASE PROVIDE SOURCES FOR HEIGHTS, OTHERWISE WE WILL ASSUME THEY ARE ESTIMATES.
- antenna: 27.5 metres
- spire:
- roof:
- top floor:
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Current Building Status (Built, Proposed, Canceled, Destroyed, etc...): Built

Construction Dates--
- started: 1890
- finished: 1890
- destroyed:


Above ground floors:
Below ground floors:
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Gross Floor area:
Elevator count:
Unit count: 1

Structure Type(s): Tower , Guyed Mast
Building Use(s): Observation, communication
Building Style(s):
Building Materials: Steel

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City Name: Titisee-Neustadt
Native Name:
State/Province: Baden-Württemberg
Country: Germany
Population: 11978
Population Source & Year: http://www.destatis.de/cgi-bin/druckansicht_gvsuche.pl?20072215573.htm ( Dcember 31st, 2004)
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Nearby there is also the largest natural sk jump in Germany, the Hochfirstschanze ( http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hochfirstschanze ). At Titisee-Neustadt there begins the electrified part of the Hell Valley Railway ( Höllentalbahn). This railway was until 1933 a rack railway. From 1936 to 1960 there was an experiment or testing single phase AC with 50 Hertz for traction use on this railway. Today it is run with the same current system ( single phase AC, 15 kV, 16.67 Hertz) as all railways in Germany

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