Making Artificial Mountains

In Berlin and The Netherlands, crazy ideas of building mountains for recreational purposes are actually being entertained.
September 14, 2011, 9am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Architect Jakob Tigges floated the idea for the grounds of the retired Tempelhof Airport. The Dutch plan would be to build on a landscape that has already been dramatically altered, with an artificial lake and other large-scale earth moving. A sports journalist actually proposed the plan first, suggesting the mountain could be used as "...a recreational space, an iconic landscape with spectacular views, and a popular destination for climbers and ramblers."

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Published on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 in Pruned
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