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Jun 20, 2007, 4:07 PM
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Official sources:
Unofficial sources: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C3%BCrme_in_Heilbronn#Schweinsbergturm

Building Name: Pig Mountain Observation Tower
Native Name: Aussichtsturm Schweinsberg
Other Names:
Address: Schweinsberg
City: Heilbronn
Postal Code: 74074
State/Province: Baden-Württemberg
Country: Germany
Official Building Website URL:
Skyscrapers.com (Emporis.info) URL:
Architect: Ludwig Eisenlohr, Carl Weigle
Interesting Facts/Records (in own words): Well known observation tower

Heights--

PLEASE PROVIDE SOURCES FOR HEIGHTS, OTHERWISE WE WILL ASSUME THEY ARE ESTIMATES.
- antenna:
- spire:
- roof: 20 metres
- top floor:
- other heights:

Current Building Status (Built, Proposed, Canceled, Destroyed, etc...): Built

Construction Dates--
- started: 1886
- finished: 1886
- destroyed:


Above ground floors:
Below ground floors:
Floor-to-floor height:
Gross Floor area:
Elevator count:
Unit count: 1

Structure Type(s): Tower
Building Use(s): Observation
Building Style(s): Historisme
Building Materials: Reed sand stone

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Official sources: http://www.senderfotos-bw.de/db_Heilbronn__Schweinsberg__0031.jpg
Unofficial sources: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schweinsberg_%28Berg%29

Building Name: Pig Mountain Telecommunication Tower
Native Name: Fernmeldeturm Schweinsberg
Other Names:
Address: Schweinsberg
City: Heilbronn
Postal Code: 74074
State/Province: Baden-Württemberg
Country: Germany
Official Building Website URL:
Skyscrapers.com (Emporis.info) URL:
Architect:
Interesting Facts/Records (in own words): Tower belongs to the oldest telecommunication towers built of concrete in Germany. Tower
is used for directional radio links, mobile phone services and FM broadcasting

Heights--

PLEASE PROVIDE SOURCES FOR HEIGHTS, OTHERWISE WE WILL ASSUME THEY ARE ESTIMATES.
- antenna: 89.1 metres
- spire:
- roof: 46 metres
- top floor:
- other heights:

Height of 1st platform: 29 metres
Height of 1st antenna deck: 33 metres
Height of 2nd antenna deck: 39.5 metres
Height of 3rd antenna deck: 46 metres

Current Building Status (Built, Proposed, Canceled, Destroyed, etc...): Built

Construction Dates--
- started: 1954
- finished: 1954
- destroyed:


Above ground floors:
Below ground floors:
Floor-to-floor height:
Gross Floor area:
Elevator count:
Unit count: 1

Structure Type(s): Tower
Building Use(s): Communication
Building Style(s):
Building Materials: Steel, concrete

M.K.
Jun 20, 2007, 7:37 PM
Observation tower on the pork mountain, in 1886 from the embellishment association Heilbronn after plans of Ludwig Eisenlohr and Carl Weigle by the Sontheimer foreman Eckert in the style of the Historismus from Sontheimer reed sandstone builds. The tower substituted for a wooden view pyramid which had already stood about ten years before there. The building was initiated on the 8th May, 1886 into presence of chief burgomaster Paul Hegelmaier.

The tower is at a height of 367 m about NN and is 20 metres high. Up to his point 114 steps are to be scaled. The pork mountain is the second-highest point of the today's city of Heilbronn. The Neckar Valley of the Heilbronn washbasin and the surroundings of Donnbronn is to be seen by the platform of the tower. Something hides recumbent observation tower is to be reached best of all from the close mountain Gaffen. In short distance there is the further undermentioned directional radio tower.

Geographic co-ordinates: 9°14" longitudes east in '55, 49°06 " latitude North in '38

On the pork mountain several grave-mounds from the Bronze Age are received. The graves were investigated by the Heilbronn historian Alfred Schliz. Because most graves were opened, these not more like hills today look, but to the same craters. The grave findings got lost with the destruction of the Schlizmuseums with the air raid on Heilbronn on the 4th December, 1944. Similar graves on Heilbronn district are to the east of the Wartbergturms, to the south of the hunter's house, with the forest moor and in the old blade.

From 1874 to 1884 a wooden, pyramids-shaped observation tower of the embellishment association was on the mountain hilltop. In 1886 the Heilbronn embellishment association on the hilltop of the mountain been edified the 20-metre-high pork mountain tower [1]which his platform in 387 m about NN a unique view about the whole Heilbronn washbasin and the Bottwartal with the close castle Stettenfels and other castles offers, and tries to adapt in his historistisch-pitoresken architecture to the medieval castles of the environs.

In 1935 shooting galleries in the northwest slope of the pork mountain were put on which were acquired in 1967 by the alliance and were used by American troops stationed in Heilbronn. Of the Aspelessträßle once (after the Aspele, a striking road crossroad) called connecting way from Schweinsbergstrasse and Donnbronner street carries since his removal in the course of the military use the name Panzerstrasse. The not more used and mainly ragged shooting roads in the meantime become present (February, 2007) renaturiert.

Since 1954 the distant registration tower Heilbronn [2] of the Deutschen Telekom AG is on the mountain hilltop at a height of 371.1 m about NN. The tower from ferro-concrete is 46 m high and reaches a whole height of 89.20 m with the put on broadcasting company mast. 179 are on the hilltop of the mountain, beyond it, still of the finished in 1971, 14,000 m and *; water touching elevated tanks pork mountain of the Lake of Constance water supply as well as the forest company court of the city of Heilbronn.

Below the mountain Büchel offshore to the pork mountain there is the forest rest home mountain Gaffen.
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