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Jen-Tower, Jena

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The JenTower is a skyscraper in Jena, Germany.Common namesThe tower has been known by many names, official and unofficial. From 1992 until January 2005, the tower was called the Intershop Tower after its principal tenant, Intershop Communications AG. On November 30, 2004, the building was renamed the JenTower. Until 1995 the building was used by the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, and therefore it is still colloquially known as the University Tower.Further unofficial names include Phallus Jenensis, Cookie Roll (Keksrolle), or the Henselmann tower, after the architect Hermann Henselmann. Often it is just called the tower.Buildings in vicinityThe JenTower stands directly opposite to the so-called Building 15, which was the first German multistoried building. Building 15 was erected in to a height of 43 meters in 1915, based on plans by the architect Friedrich Puetzer (1871 - 1922). Other buildings in the neighborhood are Building 36 (today seat of the Jenoptik) and Building 59 (Carl Zeiss Jena Research building), likewise designed by Henselmann.ConstructionThe architect of the tower was Hermann Henselmann, one of the most famous architects of the former German Democratic Republic. The idea of a monolithic tower as an "urban crown" was developed by Bruno Taut, who was city architect in Magdeburg in the 1920s.
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  • Very reasonably priced trip (€4.50) to the 28th floor with impressive views of the area. Also a hotel and restaurant at the top. 
    Very reasonably priced trip (€4.50) to the 28th floor with impressive views of the area. Also a hotel and restaurant at the top.  more »
  • We were staying in Jena with my son before he starts his studying, he told us the views were great rom up there, I was slightly scared as I hate heights, but it was well worth it, the views are... 
    We were staying in Jena with my son before he starts his studying, he told us the views were great rom up there, I was slightly scared as I hate heights, but it was well worth it, the views are...  more »
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  • You can get a view over the city.
  • The tallest building of the city and the view from the top is breathtaking.. A must place to visit when in Jena

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