The moniker is an oblique reference to the structure’s sort of optical illusion. From a distance it looks very much like a roller coaster (the “tiger”). It’s only when you get close up you realize that the biggest adrenaline rush on offer comes from the walking up the stairs (the “turtle”) and taking in the superb view.
During the day, the views of the indutrial Ruhr town are apparently worth the hundreds of steps. At night, the entire structure is still climbable so long as its lighting system glows, giving the steel structure a freaky silhouette. Freaky can be good. We like freaky. Time to return to Düsseldorf.
[Photos: Spot Cool Stuff]