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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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Dortmund U-Tower, November 2011
The Dortmunder U, on my way to work, through the window from my train (S-Bahn). It's an impressiv building with a big video installation. In Dortmund nothing really is unique, exapt the U. Some more posts with the U here.


From Wikipedia: The Dortmund U-Tower is a brewery building in the city of Dortmund, Germany. It was the first skyscraper of Dortmund, built in 1926-1927. The high-rise Union Brewery used this building for the fermentation and storage of their products. In 1994 the brewery and all its surrounding buildings were closed and demolished, only the Dortmund U-Tower was spared due to having landmark status. In January 2008 the Dortmund U-Tower was decided to be redeveloped as a flagship project for the "Ruhr 2010 - Cultural Capital of Europe".
 
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9 comments:

RedPat said...

Cool shot with the pinks behind the big U!

VioletSky said...

I thought, at first, that the U was for U-Bahn.
It is a good idea to use it a slight show (I checked your other posts).

ewok1993 said...

beautiful drive by shot.

Lesley said...

It certainly stands out!

Inger-M said...

In addition to a great sign, you also caught a fabulous sky!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great landmark sign and beautiful sky too.

Pat said...

I like how the building is dark except for the top. Cool shot!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such an interesting history behind this tower signage!

NixBlog said...

What a great shot! looks sinister and ominous, something like out of movie about a futuristic dystopia!
Well-captured!