Viewpoint in Hafencity
Completed in July 2004, this vantage point has been putting the growing city into an entirely new perspective ever since. Apart from the spectacular view, the ViewPoint is a quite an attraction in itself. The unusually shaped 13 meter high tower is made from 12 tonnes of steel and painted striking orange. It didn't take long for it to become a real visitor magnet. On the top platform of the ViewPoint, up to 25 people can watch the changing scene below as HafenCity steadily takes shape. Some of the sights include the new buildings at Sandtorkai and Dalmannkai, the concert hall being built on top of Kaispeicher A, and cruise ships moored at Überseequartier. Photos and text descriptions help visitors identify the structures in the area. There is also a telescope which even makes a "Leap across the Elbe" no problem at all.