Basel residents caught quite a sight as a 600-tonne ship was brought to the city and hauled out of the Rhine this week.This content was published on August 7, 2019 - 13:27
The British lightship called Gannet will be converted into a temporary venue for concerts, restaurants and other events hosting up to 300 people.
The ship is actually a creative solution to a complicated turn of events.
After community objections delayed plans for a more permanent event space on the fallow land of Basel's Klybeck island, a local organisation came up with the idea of bringing the ship ashore and renovating it as a temporary cultural space.
The whole project is expected to cost CHF900,000 ($919,000).
The ship, which took three hours to bring ashore, should be ready to welcome guests in a year. Before settling into its new home, the 42-meter-long ship was anchored off the Irish coast for about 70 years.
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