Radio Tower RottenbuchEdit profile
The Rottenbuch Radio Tower is a transmitting tower of the Vodafone company in Rottenbuch, a part of the municipality of Peiting near Schongau in Germany.
The framework tower, a glued girder binder construction made from European Douglas fir timber, is 60 meters high. The overall height of the construction, including the antennae on the top, is 62.5 meters. The structure is held together by steel pegs.
On 18 March 2002 tower construction was started with the excavation of the tower foundations; on 3 June 2002 building of the tower structure began. For this the lower elements of the framework construction were pre-assembled in pairs and then put in place. The missing diagonal elements were then added afterwards. On 21 June 2002 the construction was finished.
The Rottenbuch Radio Tower is possibly the highest wooden tower in Germany and nowadays probably the second tallest existing wooden construction in the world after the Gliwice Radio Tower.