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Berlin tower to get a sporty look!

The authorities have given the go-ahead to a plan to turn the top of Berlin's television tower into a giant football, World Cup sponsor Deutsche Telekom said.

india Updated: Nov 04, 2005 19:58 IST
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The authorities have given the go-ahead to a plan to turn the top of Berlin's television tower into a giant football, World Cup sponsor Deutsche Telekom said.

The German telecommunications operator is to wrap the 32-metre thick sphere at the top of the tower in special foil to give it the look of a football for the World Cup next year.

Around 3,000 sq metres of foil - about the size of half a football pitch - will be needed.

Specialists will have to climb more than 200 metres to the top of the tower overlooking Alexanderplatz to carry out the work. The ball's panels are to be in the corporate colour magenta.

"The work is to begin right away," said Telekom World Cup chief Stephan Althoff. "If the weather plays its part we could have the job finished in six to eight weeks."

First Published: Nov 04, 2005 19:58 IST