The Mannesmann high-rise, which can be seen towards the right of the Rhine, was built between 1956 and 1958, and is one of the tallest buildings in Düsseldorf at 93 metres.
Further upstream along the banks of the Rhine, we head in the direction of the (5) Landtag Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia State Parliament). A circular construction, which shapes the Rhine riverfront in Düsseldorf, was completed in 1988 in line with the plans of the architects Eller, Maier, Walter and partners. The viewing platform of the neighbouring Rheinturm (Rhine Tower) offers a particularly good view over the building. In addition to conference halls, the State Parliament is also home to offices of the State parliamentary groups.
The tallest building in Düsseldorf, the around 234-metre-tall (6) Rheinturm (Rhine Tower), is located just a few minutes’ walk away. The view from the revolving restaurant, at almost 180 metres in the air, is an essential item on the agenda for visitors to the city. The architect of the tower, built completely from reinforced concrete between 1979 and 1982, is Harald Deilmann.
The light artist Horst H. Baumann developed the biggest decimal clock in the world for the Rhine Tower. It consists of circular portholes, which are ordered one above the other at three different height intervals on the shaft of the tower – and at that time were worthy of an entry into the “Guinness Book of World Records”.
The (7) Stadttor (City Gate), award-winning architecture by Overdiek Petzinka & Partner, is located slightly away from the Rhine. The 75-metre-tall building consists of two rhombus-shaped parallel glass towers with three continuous attic floors. The international real estate exhibition MIPIM (Marché International des Professionnels de l'Immobilier) in Cannes crowned it as the best building of the year in 1998.
The (8) WDR-Studio Düsseldorf (West German Broadcasting Studio) is located between the Rhine Tower and the Harbour. The designers from the architecture firm Parade and Partners came up with the asymmetric “U” shape, the open side of which is oriented towards the State Parliament, City and Rhine Tower. The massive displayed base of the building is supposed to be reminiscent of a ship – inspired by the close proximity to the Rhine.