The briquette plant 'Brikettfabrik Carl' is an other example for the
ignorance of the German authorities:
When I took the following photographs,
the excavators were already demolishing the beautiful buildings.
The plant was still complete with all it's machinery inside,
including steam-driven briquette presses and drying equipment.
The official statements praise the 'innovative concept' of the factory's 'reuse',
ignoring the fact, that nobody will ever be able to
understand the process of briquette production after the 'conversion',
which will just leave a few unrelated fragments of the plant.
About one year afte my first visit, I have to realize,
that important parts of the plant, namely the railway system and the
conveyor system used to cool down the briquettes, are gone.
But there is still hope: the briquette-press building with it's complete machinery and
some adjacent buildings are still there. But, what will remain?