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Binding donates 15,000 euros for the reconstruction of the Goetheturm

02.02.2018 | 08:15 Clock | Citywhispers
Binding donates 15,000 euros for the reconstruction of the Goetheturm

The reconstruction of the Goetheturm, which burned down last autumn, is a real affair of the heart for the people of Frankfurt. In addition to numerous donations, money has so far also been collected via benefit events, collections or the sale of handicraft sheets and postcards for the decided construction of the new Goetheturm. Now another nice chunk of money has been added, because the <link http: _blank>Frankfurt traditional brewery Binding has donated 15,000 euros for the reconstruction.

This proud sum was raised through beer sales in Frankfurt's retail sector: anyone who bought a 20-bottle returnable crate of Binding Römer Pils between 20 November and 23 December was also doing something good for Frankfurt's popular landmark, as the Binding brewery forked out 50 cents from each of the proceeds to benefit the Goetheturm. "We then rounded up the sum again, so that there is now a total of 15,000 euros below the line," Claudia Geisler, press spokeswoman for the Binding brewery, is pleased to say.

To accept the cheque, two city representatives came to Sachsenhausen, where not only the brewery but also the Goetheturm have their home: Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann and City Councillor Jan Schneider (Head of Department for Construction and Real Estate, Reform Projects, Citizen Services and IT) accepted the Binding cheque there, where hopefully the rebuilt Goetheturm will soon stand.

Including the donation of 15,000 euros from Binding, 139,188.22 euros have so far been received in the official donation account of the City of Frankfurt. A total of 1142 people participated with a donation. This shows once again how much the tower is close to the hearts of the people of Frankfurt. It is nice that then also a traditional company like the Binding brewery participates in the fact that this landmark can be rebuilt.

With its height of 43 metres, the Goetheturm was one of the tallest wooden observation towers in Germany. Its name had been given to it when it was opened in 1931 to mark the upcoming 100th anniversary of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's death. In the night of October 12, 2017, the Frankfurt landmark had burned down. The cost of the planned reconstruction is estimated at around two million euros

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