Silver Star has been topped off in Germany

Posted Monday, November 12, 2001 5:24 AM | Contributed by Taipan

Europa Park's Silver Star has reached its construction peak. Next up will likely be the unique support structure before the first drop.

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Monday, November 12, 2001 8:56 AM
whats with the tree on top of the lift!?!?
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Monday, November 12, 2001 12:17 PM
It's a tradition for steel erectors to put a small pine tree on the highest piece of steel when it goes up. I don't know what the meaning is behind that, but I know it's done here in the states as well.

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Monday, November 12, 2001 1:22 PM
I remeber watching a video on the construction of the Cathedral in Washington D.C, and they put the tree on top of that as well. Silverstar looks great. It's good to see another B&M hyper being born.

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Monday, November 12, 2001 1:46 PM
It's supposed to make the structure as sturdy as the tree. yeah, it is kind of strange. This coaster looks awsome though!
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Tuesday, November 13, 2001 8:25 AM
There was one on X to, its on twisted rails somewhere, but not at the top.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2001 7:28 PM
This is a Dutch Builders tradition ...
When the highest point of a structure is reached, a little tree is "planted" on top, to let everyone know.

thought you'd like to know!

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*** This post was edited by The Legend on 11/14/2001. ***

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Wednesday, November 14, 2001 3:15 AM
With X, the tree was planted on the last section of track installed. They should have planted a tree on every section of track for luck! ;)
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