On the turbinenhalle most reconstruction work seemed to
be done. I wonder how much of the old building is still there, most looked
pretty new to me. They closed of most of the windows, which made it a
bit difficult to explore (I-forgot-my-flashlight). It must have been a
very impressive place once. Imagine a room the size of a church, large
windows and looking down onto enormously big machinery.
Only asmall part from another
building was saved, the staircase
March 23, 2002. Construction workers removing
the roof. I believe it is going to be a cinema, but I also heard a restaurant.
Maybe both. The rockmuseum ("turbinenhalle") seems finished,
the scaffolding is gone. In the background the "White Lady".
Not as derelict as other abandoned places
in Gronau but decay has started. Algae growing on the window blinds, garden
overgrowing, a large padlock on the fence... A house on the Enschedese
strasse near the town center.
Watertowers and chimney. The factory to
the left was demolished not so long ago, hence the fences. There's a hole
in the ground. Picture from www.gronau-online.de