When waiting is generally referred to an observation post or tower (see watchtower ), a place where one thinks of the lookout, or a viewpoint . The word has changed meaning over the centuries - from the Old High German “warta” or the verb “ wait ” - and is related to “warn” and “true”.
In the past, a control room was part of the outer fortifications of a fortress or city. Often, as a fortified tower, it stood far in front of the actual fortification , so that an enemy could be noticed earlier from here. The warning time was extended by signal systems . One example is the Pinkenburg as the former control room of the Hanoverian Landwehr .
The term is broadly used in many areas.
- As a seat waiting is called of animals used, increased positions for a better view in the area.
- An observatory is a system for observing the starry sky, especially with telescopes or other measuring devices, up to 1650 also free-eyed .
- In addition, ornithological stations are used to observe birds
- Weather maintenance the acquisition and recording of weather data.
- The control center of a technical system, a control center or a network control center is also referred to as a control room .
Derived from its original meaning, the phrase to look at from a high point of view means to look at something from a superior point of view.