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Roland Zauner “defends” Vienna’s Toboggan

On May 25th, 2021, the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) reported about Vienna’s Toboggan, a 25-meter-tall wooden slide in the Vienna Prater. 

The attraction was built in 1913, burned down during the Second World War, and was then rebuilt. A repair notice was issued in 2007, after which the wooden tower was renovated and finally reopened in 2009.

Recently, the 100-meter-long wooden slide got a new roof. However, according to the municipal building inspection, the roof is around 40 centimeters too wide and must therefore be torn down, although the Federal Monuments Office says that the roof overhang is necessary for the preservation of the listed “Toboggan”.

From the operator’s point of view, the roof overhang is true to the original tower, which was built after the Second World War. The maintenance works in 2008/09 were based on the order from the building authorities back then. Since the roof overhang results from the former order (and thus the historical model), a new building permit is not needed anymore.

A decision on whether the eaves must be removed or not will be made by the administrative court. The interests of the operator are represented by Roland Zauner (Practice Group Real Estate and Construction Law).

You can read the entire article here.


28. May 2021

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