The Henninger-Turm is a grain storage silo
A silo is a structure for storing bulk materials. Silos are used in agriculture to store grain or fermented feed known as silage. Silos are more commonly used for bulk storage of grain, coal, cement, carbon black, woodchips, food products and sawdust. Three types of silos are in widespread use...
located in the Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main , commonly known simply as Frankfurt, is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a 2010 population of 688,249. The urban area had an estimated population of 2,300,000 in 2010...
district of Sachsenhausen
Sachsenhausen (Frankfurt am Main)
Sachsenhausen is a part of the city of Frankfurt, Germany. Composed of two districts: Sachsenhausen-Nord and Sachsenhausen-Süd, it is part of the Ortsbezirk Süd. It is located on the South bank of the Main river, right in the city center, opposite the Old Town.Sachsenhausen was founded as...
. It was built by the Henninger Brewery (now part of the Binding Brewery/Radeberger Group) and has a storage capacity of 16,000 tons of barley
Barley is a major cereal grain, a member of the grass family. It serves as a major animal fodder, as a base malt for beer and certain distilled beverages, and as a component of various health foods...
. The 120 metres (394 ft), 33-story high tower
A tower is a tall structure, usually taller than it is wide, often by a significant margin. Towers are distinguished from masts by their lack of guy-wires....
was designed by Karl Lieser and was built from 1959 to 1961. It was inaugurated on May 18, 1961.
Cylinders are made from reinforced concrete.
Since October 31, 2002, the tower has been closed to the public while plans to destroy the tower and replace it with a new one were abandoned.
From 1961 till 2008, the annual professional cycling race
Road bicycle racing
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Rund um den Henninger-Turm was held on May 1, the course circling the tower multiple times.
Henninger QuartierIn January 2005, new plans were unveiled for a conversion of this landmark into residential towers. This includes construction of three 12-story towers, an 85 metres (279 ft), 20-story tower, several hundred apartments in low-rise buildings, office space, service facilities, and a hotel.
- List of towers
- Schapfen Mill TowerSchapfen Mill TowerThe Schapfen-Mill-Tower is a 115 metre high silo tower near Ulm, Germany. Schapfen-Mill-Tower was built in 2005. It is the second highest storage silo of the world after the Henninger-Tower in Frankfurt, Germany.- External links :*...
, a 115 meter high silo tower near Ulm, Germany