Sunday, 15 November 2009
Architect plans massive man-made mountain
A 900m-tall snow-capped artificial mountain has been proposed by architect Jacob Tigges as an iconic landmark for the German city of Berlin
To be known as The Berg, it would obliterate the historic, and former Tempelhof airport which has now closed, and become the biggest man-made mountain in the world.
The ‘wacky’ German architect hopes the snow-covered slopes would create an ideal location for skiing, and has already received backing in the local media.
Local residents, environmentalists and ecologists will clearly love it.
The architect believes that extensive benefits of such a project might encourage other cities in Germany, such as Hamburg and Munich, and even the Middle-Eastern countries, to follow suit.
Astragal suggests central Shipley, West Yorkshire for the UK’s first Mont Madness.