The tetrahedron, composed of steel tubes and cast nodes, is a symbol of structural change in the region. The construction was built on a former mining dump of the mining industry. The heap on Beckstraße belongs to the heap generation of the so-called terraced table mountains. It was heaped up from 1969 to 1993 and is since 1997 in the possession of the Regionalverband Ruhr (formerly Kommunalverband Ruhrgebiet).
About 50 meters high is the construction, which complements the 65 meter high heap. Freely shaped stair and viewing platforms make the sculpture accessible. From the stairs and platforms, there is a unique view over the interior of the tower, the heap surface and the panorama of the urban landscape along the Emscher. The "Halde event Emscherblick" was created as a project of the International Building Exhibition Emscher Park (IBA), the RAG, the Kommunalverband Ruhrgebiet (KVR) and the city of Bottrop. As part of securing green and open spaces, the KVR had acquired the heap.
With the tetrahedron, the attractiveness of the largely vegetated heap on Beckstraße was increased. At night, the "heap event" becomes a "light event": the top of the steel pyramid is then illuminated and a landmark visible to Bottrop.
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