Exactly on schedule, on 19 March another milestone was reached in the construction and assembly of the observation tower - soon reaching 100 metres in height - on the Pyramidenkogel in Keutschach (Carinthia): the structure is now 64 metres high, representing two thirds of the tower's final height.
The works relating to the main structure, including the longest slide in Europe, the stairs and the first two intermediate levels, are largely completed. "The longest glulam beam (27 metres) has been fitted. The next step will be to complete the elevator shaft in addition to the other five platforms and finally the tower's peak, at about 100 metres height", explained engineer Günther Meinhardt, project manager for Rubner Holzbau's branch office in Carinthia.
Even the most complex aspects have been handled with ease thanks to Rubner Holzbau's planning expertise and the fact that the structure is mounted by Rubner's own personnel. Due to the tight bends on the road leading up to Pyramidenkogel's peak, the glulam elements had to be transferred from one semi-trailer truck to another on the last hairpin bends before reaching their final destination. All production and assembly operations have been carried out on schedule so far, not least because Rubner Holzbau continued its operations even in snowy conditions. Rubner Holzbau should finish assembly works around mid-April while the opening celebrations will be held in June.