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Abandoned German Nuclear Plant Transformed Into Wunderland Kalkar Amusement Park!
Posted By Helen Morgan On June 14, 2011 @ 7:22 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Features,Green renovation | 6 Comments
Wunderland Kalkar  hosts a range of activities and play areas for the whole family – from high-flying swings to merry-go-rounds, and a carousel. The repurposed site  has worked wonders for the area’s tourism industry, attracting an average of 600,000 visitors a year.
Construction of the plant began in 1972, but the project suffered continual delays due to protests of those concerned about the safety of nuclear power. The plant was eventually completed over ten years later, however it never went into operation and the estimated $4 billion project was dismantled after less than a decade. Adapted into Wunderland Kalkar in 1995, the site continues to function in its new role, attracting visitors from around the world.
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URLs in this post:
 nuclear power by 2022: http://inhabitat.com/germany-to-completely-phase-out-nuclear-power-by-2022/
 renewable energy sources: http://inhabitat.com/energy
 Wunderland Kalkar: http://www.wunderlandkalkar.eu/nl
 power station: http://inhabitat.com/madrids-caixaforum-renovated-from-an-old-power-station-adds-a-lush-living-wall/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/dismantled-german-nuclear-plant-transformed-into-incredible-wunderland-kalkar-amusement-park/nuclear-powerplant-transformed-wunderland5/
 repurposed site: http://inhabitat.com/winning-design-re-purposes-old-school-into-an-inspiring-urban-food-center/
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