Architect plans massive man-made mountain
A 900m-tall snow-capped artificial mountain has been proposed by architect Jacob Tigges as a landmark for the German city of Berlin
To be known as The Berg, it would obliterate the historic Tempelhof airport, which has now closed, and become the biggest man-made mountain in the world.
The ‘wacky’ German architect hopes the snow-covered slopes would create an ideal location for skiing, and has already received backing in the local media.
The architect believes that extensive benefits of such a project might encourage other cities in Germany, such as Hamburg and Munich, and even the Middle-Eastern countries, to follow suit.
Astragal suggests central Shipley, West Yorkshire for the UK’s first Mont Madness.