Frankfurt TV tower sends a signal of solidarity
- Europaturm illuminates in the colors blue and yellow
- Sign of solidarity with the people suffering from the war
Frankfurt, March 2, 2022: Frankfurt's Europaturm will light up in the colors blue and yellow from the early evening hours. With this initiative, the city of Frankfurt and the owner Deutsche Funkturm send a signal of solidarity with the people suffering from the war in Ukraine.
Yesterday, pictures and videos of an attack on the TV tower in Kiev went around the world. The Kyjivska televesha, just like the European Tower in Frankfurt, provides people with broadcast and communication signals.
Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, CEO, Deutsche Funkturm: "Television towers connect people - technically and emotionally. By illuminating our Europe Tower together with the city of Frankfurt, we are sending a signal of solidarity with the people affected by the war in Ukraine."
Councillor Eileen O'Sullivan, who is responsible for EU affairs and digitization, adds: "Right at the beginning of the attacks on Ukraine, the City of Frankfurt affirmed its commitment to peace and democracy and expressed its solidarity with the Ukrainians. The blue-yellow illumination of the Europe Tower is a further sign of the city' s stance in the heart of Europe to the outside world. And while the illumination may not end a conflict, it shows our compassion and perhaps also reminds us how precious our democracy is."
The Europe Tower will light up in the Ukrainian national colors from the early evening hours until sunrise, starting this Wednesday, up to and including Sunday.
About the Europaturm
With a height of 337.5 meters, the Europaturm is Germany's second-highest television tower and provides the region with television, radio, mobile communications and many other radio services, including for German air traffic control and the financial sector. From its opening in 1979 until the end of the 1990s, the TV tower was a popular destination for tourists.