Initially, it had a cylindrical shape with one truncated wall. It had a conical roof with a small pinnacle, four dormers and a shooting arcade.
After the construction of the new fortification line, it lost its defensive function and was transformed into military warehouse. It survived World War II.
Due to the lack of renovation works, the north-western corner of the tower collapsed in 1975 and, on 3 March 1982, the entire northern part of the tower collapsed too. The structure is currently fenced and protected from collapsing.