Monday, October 11, 2010

Powerful Tower

At 26" tall, this is the most monumental model for a German Television Tower we've seen. Brand new to our collection, this was hand-lathed in the 1950s for the architect at the time, engineer Professor Dr. Ing. Fritz Leonhardt. The purpose of such models was to present to the city planners a tactile plan for possible construction. Not only is this piece identifiable as the tower that would eventually be built in the city of Stuttgart, but the actual structure became the first TV tower to be made out of concrete. As a result, it was a major inspiration for towers that followed all over the world. This is truly a museum quality artifact of modern design.

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