green-dome

Das Anzeiger-Hochhaus in Hannover, Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Northern Germany. Designed by Fritz Höger, it’s 51 m high and was built in 1927/1928 near the Steintor. With its tall, green roof dome, it’s a landmark of the city and was one of the first skyscrapers in Germany. It also was one of the few high-rises in Hannover that survived the WW2 bombings. The dome features copper cladding which is unique in German high-rise construction. Originally, there was a planetarium in the dome; after the war, a movie theater was established. The structure was built as a 10-story high-rise, for the publisher Madsack, editor of the local papers Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung (HAZ) and Neue Presse. In 1962 there were 800 employees, working for the press. Today, the building is also part of the city’s media center - housing companies such as RTL, Sat1, Radio FFN, and Hitradio Antenne Niedersachsen. Under the green, highly visible dome is the tower-air theater which is the highest cinema in Germany, mostly playing art house films. http://www.filmkunstkinos-hannover.de/