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Construction works at Mühlenkopfschanze progressing

on 2013-07-21

Currently a new judges tower and permanent floodlights are build at Mühlenkopfschanze in Willingen. Works are progressing well at the moment and be compelted by the end of the year.

Press release SC Willingen, 2013-07-17
Author: Dieter Schütz, Press officer SCW,

"We are very happy and well on schedule", comments Volkmar Hirsch from Ski-Club Willingen very confindetly on the construction works at Mühlenkopfschanze in Willingen. Currently a new judges tower and permanent floodlights are build up there. "The scaffolding looks very impressive and shows the size that the new tower will have", describes Hirsch the picture currently visible at the world's biggest large hill ski jump. Almost every day after office hours, the civil engineer working at Hessen Mobil in Bad Arolsen drives by the World Cup facility, to get an impression of the fast progress. Indeed, interesting and spectacular works on a steep slope are not a day-to-day business even for the envolved architects and construction firms.

Steel works shall be completed by August 9. When the stories have been completed, the concreting of ceilings has to be carried out. "It all goes hand in hand and the works are well-rehearsed", continues Hirsch. Currently 10 construction workers are busy with the execution of the ambitious project, which is funded by the state of Hessia with 1.4 million Euro, as well as the district of Waldeck-Frankenberg and the municipality of Willingen with 200,000 Euro each. Ski-Club Willingen is also making its contribution with a six-figure sum from the "building stones for Mühlenkopfschanze" fundraising campaign.

If works continue on schedule as so far, the roofing ceremony can take place in October. As soon as the storefront and windows are installed, the interior fittings of the judges tower can start. "I wish that the whole construction will be completed by Christmas", concludes Hirsch around five months before Christmas Eve.

Since the works on the foundations of the permanent floodlight posts have started meanwhile, currently there are no doubts that the new Mühlenkopfschanze will literally be shining in new splendour during the up-coming World Cup competitions from January 31 to February 2, 2014. World's best ski jumpers around Gregor Schlierenzauer, Anders Bardal, Simon Ammann and Severin Freund can be looking forward once again to an extraordinarily international wintersports event at Waldeck Uplands.

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