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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2017 11:30 a.m. PST

Nice!
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Dwindling Gravitas Inactive Member26 Aug 2017 1:37 p.m. PST

Quite the centrepiece!

I once read (while living in Germany) that these things are so massively and solidly built that there's presently no safe way to demolish them?

Don't know if it's true, but I suspect it could be, as they're still there :-)

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2017 10:06 p.m. PST

Thanks Tango.

I am working on an interior for it as well.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek
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Skarper27 Aug 2017 4:11 a.m. PST

I understand that is the case – impossible to demolish like the U-Boat pens. At least the later can be of some use while the flak towers are just hazardous relics.

Andy ONeill27 Aug 2017 4:45 a.m. PST

The soviets tried direct fire with the biggest artillery pieces they could find and didn't make much of an impression.

So yes, I would think they're very difficult to demolish.

napthyme Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Aug 2017 1:06 p.m. PST

there is a video on youtube about someone exploring in one that they have partially demolished and gave up turning it into a hill. quite fascinating

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2017 2:41 p.m. PST

Glad you like it boys!.

No mention my good friend!. (smile)


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Armand

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2017 5:39 p.m. PST

MRS Bunkermeister and I visited a flak tower in Berlin on our honeymoon. What could be more romantic?

Mike Bunkermeister Creek
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christot28 Aug 2017 1:38 a.m. PST

"I understand that is the case impossible to demolish like the U-Boat pens. At least the later can be of some use while the flak towers are just hazardous relics."

Quite a few of the Flak Towers are still in use for a variety of purposes.
Not just as museums like the U-Boat pens are.
I don't think they are particularly "hazardous"

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 11:21 a.m. PST

I was in an enormous flak tower in Vienna which had been turned into an aquarium of all things :) And yes, there are many of these things in big cities because there is no practical way to tear them down.

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