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Schwerbelastungskörper Tempelhof

01:33
16.6 mi
10.7 mph
100 ft
125 ft

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Starting Point
8.27 mi
Schwerbelastungskörper
Schwerbelastungskörper
Schwerbelastungskörper
16.6 mi
Destination

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Klaus went for a bike ride.

January 24, 2020

Comments

  • Klaus

    The "heavy load body" was a preparation for "Germania"
    Hitler wanted to build a huge triumphal arch in Tempelhof
    In connection with the planned redesign of Berlin to the capital "Germania" 1937-1943 engineers examined the load-bearing capacity of the Berlin building ground. Under the direction of the general building inspector Albert Speer, the architect Adolf Hitler, a gigantic project was planned, which was to completely redesign Berlin. According to Hitler's imagination, two magistrates would have cut through the new "world capital" like a cross. The greatest attention was paid to the north-south axis with its 7 km long and 120 m wide boulevard. At the end, a huge triumphal arch was planned that would have blown up all of Berlin's structural dimensions. The Second World War put an end to the inhumane urban planning of the National Socialists.The “heavy load body” on General-Pape-Straße in the Schöneberg-Tempelhof district is still testament to the most insane building projects that Berlin has ever had.
    The round block is a cylindrical pressure body made of solid concrete and reinforced concrete and has a diameter of 21 meters. It reaches 14 meters in height and 18 meters in depth. The 12,650-ton building is probably a project that is unique in the world. The purpose of the construction was to test the load-bearing capacity of the foundation for the triumphal arch.
    Since 1995, the unique and originally only 20-week engineering structure has been listed. In September 2009, the "Information Center for Heavy Loads" was opened. This is now the opportunity to understand and discuss the inhumane and urban despising dimension of National Socialist urban development. Text and photos: Klaus Tolkmitt
    Visitor information: Open from April 1 to October 31, General-Pape-Strasse 100, Tor 1, 12101 Berlin, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m.
    Link: schwerlastungskoerper.de/Informationsort.html

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    • March 28, 2020

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