Einstein Tower Potsdam, Mendelsohn Building, Photos, Location, Design, Images
Einstein Tower Building : Architecture Information
Modern Organic Architecture in Potsdam, Germany – design by Erich Mendelsohn
Modern Building in Potsdam, southwest of Berlin
Date built: 1919-24
Design: Erich Mendelsohn, Architect
Einsteinturm is an astrophysical observatory in the Albert Einstein Science Park in Potsdam, Germany built by Erich Mendelsohn. It was built on the summit of the Potsdam Telegraphenberg to house a solar telescope designed by the astronomer Erwin Finlay-Freundlich.
The telescope supports experiments and observations to validate (or disprove) Albert Einstein’s relativity theory.
The building was first conceived around 1917, built from 1919-21, and became operational in 1924.
Although Einstein never worked there, he supported the construction and operation of the telescope. It is still a working solar observatory, part of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam.
Observatory Buildings in Potsdam, southwest of Berlin –
Einstein Tower Potsdam : Erich Mendelsohn
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