The ‘World's Tallest Christmas Tree' has been decorated once again. The final lights that will transform the transmission mast in IJsselstein (Netherlands) into a giant Christmas tree, have now been hung by VolkerWessels Telecom. This makes the tree ready for the lights to be switched on officially on Saturday 7th December.
Then, after Twelfth Night, the engineers from VolkerWessels Telecom have to commence the task of taking the lights down again. In total, there are 12 guy wires stretched around the tower with more than 120 lights. A winch has been installed at every level to hoist the wires up. Then the plastic-covered cables with the lights themselves are pulled up using a small winch and attached to the tower. These light cables are tensioned to a weighted container at the bottom of the transmission mast. The top light at the pinnacle of the tree is located 372 metres from the ground.