Bruckhausen, the former working class neighbourhood that adjoins to the vast August Thyssen Hütte steel mill in Duisburg, Germany, in the early 1950ies.
Ironically Bruckhausen looks much the same nowadays again because the ThyssenKrupp steel company and the administration of Duisburg have decided to tear it down in favour of a huge park.


5 dicembre 2007 strage alla thyssenkrupp

The image done in 1953 shows the August Thyssen Hütte steel works in Duisburg Hamborn, Germany.
The furnaces shown are, left to right: 7,6,5,4,3,2. Number one is hidden by the steam cloud from the attached coking plant August Thyssen. Blast furnaces 8 and 9 are to the left and not included. In the center of the image the headgear of coal mine Friedrich Thyssen,shaft 7 is to be seen.


ThyssenKrupp AG is a German conglomerate that deals with a variety of industries. From steel, engineering, and capital goods such as components and systems for the automotive industry, elevators, and escalators, ThyssenKrupp is a German powerhouse. Germany is phasing out nuclear power by 2022, and by 2050, plans on becoming almost completely dependent on renewables as a source of energy. So, what does this have to do with me? Well, on top of majoring in International Relations, I’m also a German major concentrating in International Business. ThyssenKrupp is a business and it’s pretty international. Not only that, I’m currently writing a research paper on Germany’s renewable energy endeavor and ThyssenKrupp will be right in the thick of it. And to add even more to that, since I’m an aficionado for architecture/aesthetically pleasing buildings, I’ve noticed that ThyssenKrupp has a pretty nifty headquarters in Essen, Deutschland.