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The idea of enjoying amusement-park thrills at the site of a former nuclear plant may not be your idea of good, clean fun — but hear us out. The German government actually never opened its state-of-the art plant in Kalkar after it began construction in the 1970s. An investor bought the site in the 1990s and converted its acres of concrete and buildings into an amusement park resort. The crowning jewel is a 130-foot climbing wall on the outside of the former cooling tower and a death-defying swing ride inside.
7 industrial projects reborn as creative public spaces

The idea of enjoying amusement-park thrills at the site of a former nuclear plant may not be your idea of good, clean fun — but hear us out. The German government actually never opened its state-of-the art plant in Kalkar after it began construction in the 1970s. An investor bought the site in the 1990s and converted its acres of concrete and buildings into an amusement park resort. The crowning jewel is a 130-foot climbing wall on the outside of the former cooling tower and a death-defying swing ride inside.

7 industrial projects reborn as creative public spaces

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