Since the Allianz Arena can shine in rainbow colours and even the Hofbräuhaus has been lit up in green for St. Patrick’s Day, Munich’s CDU thinks that the time has come to light up another landmark building of the city – the Olympic Tower, merkur.de reports today, August 3, 2016. The Eifel Tower in Paris was also an inspiration for the politicians. The costs of the illumination and technical preconditions are going to be examined in the following months. With the illumination in different colours, the politicians say, the Bavrian capital could show solidarity with countries or groups, express sorrow or compassion, highlighting holidays, or simply express joy.
The Olympic Tower (Olympiaturm) in the Olympic Park has been built for the 1972 Summer Olympics. It has an overall height of 291 m and a weight of 52,500 tons. At a height of 190 m there is an observation platform as well as a small rock and roll museum housing various memorabilia. Since its opening in 1968, the tower has registered over 35 million visitors (as of 2004). At a height of 182 m there is a revolving restaurant, which seats 230 people.