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Old May 28th, 2013, 01:20 AM   #1
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Skytower needs Identified Please

I'm going through 35mm slides of my late father, and I'm trying to ID this photo of a "sky tower" in Germany, possibly Munich. The photo was taken between 1963 to 1966. I have searched the Internet to no avail.
Any help much appreciated.
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Well, I'm not seeing a way to post a photo, so back to the drawing board.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 02:08 AM   #2
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Is this it?
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Old May 28th, 2013, 02:29 AM   #3
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Germany Sky Tower

No, that is not the one. The one in question has a
"White" column, and a "Blue" observation room
that appears to traverse up the column.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 04:20 PM   #4
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Old May 29th, 2013, 01:44 AM   #5
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Sky Tower ID

Nope, that's not it either. The one in question has a observation room that goes up and down the column.
Can I email someone the photo to post for me?
Do I need a certain amount of post before I can upload attachments, or is there another reason I don't have that authority?
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Old May 29th, 2013, 01:56 AM   #6
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I believe you need a certain amount of posts (more than 5 I think?) to post pictures to prove you aren't a spammer, but, I'm not fully certain of how the system works. In the meantime, I'll keep checking for a tower with that description
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Old May 29th, 2013, 05:20 AM   #7
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German Sky Tower

I've uploaded my photo of the German Sky tower at

http://p10.hostingprod.com/@grayhitandmiss.com/30.jpg

Hopefully you'll be able to see it there.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 05:33 AM   #8
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For future reference, SSC doesn't support attachments. You need to upload your photo to an image hosting website and place the link in the text field between a set of [img] tags.

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Old May 29th, 2013, 03:40 PM   #9
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Sky Tower ID

Quall, Thanks for the info. I did read over the FAQ on photos, etc., but I guess I have a great memory..... just short. My link works when I click on it, but perhaps no one else can see it. I'm not subscribed to any photo hosting sites, so hopefully I'll be able to attach photos soon.!
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Old May 29th, 2013, 10:48 PM   #10
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Hmm... It's not it but it looks extremely similar.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 11:40 PM   #11
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Sky Tower ID

Yes, Close, but "No Cigar",
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Old June 6th, 2013, 03:08 PM   #12
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Munich Sky Tower

Found out that the Sky Tower in question was indeed in Munich, Germany
where they had the 1965 International Transport Fair. I found a postcard online showing the tower, trains, rockets, etc. that were in my dad's slides.
I also found a short newspaper article online from 1965 saying the tower was about 300' tall, and that this fair was the "First and biggest world transport exhibit."

I have not been able to determine if the tower still exist, but would be interesting in hearing from anyone that knows.
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Old June 6th, 2013, 11:22 PM   #13
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I posted the picture for you.

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Old June 7th, 2013, 12:12 AM   #14
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Here's a list of TV towers in Germany:
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_d...in_Deutschland

I couldn't find the tower you showed on that list at first sight, maybe if you take a closer look, also there are some towers without pictures which you could google.
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Old June 7th, 2013, 04:32 AM   #15
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Thanks for posting the photo. I went thru the whole Wikipedia list last night, but I didn't find the tower.
If you Google Photos "1965 Munich International Transport Fair" you should see a black and white photo of the tower.
Wonder if it still stands?
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