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07-07-2010, 01:36 PM
Wonder if I'll ever get to build it!
Might need an aircraft warning light on top?
(The "Einstein Tower", Potsdam, Germany)
07-07-2010, 01:49 PM
would love to have a look inside
07-07-2010, 02:21 PM
Google will find you some photos.
07-07-2010, 02:48 PM
Interesting building. Unique!
07-07-2010, 03:16 PM
Ain't it gorgeous!
07-07-2010, 03:30 PM
Would never get it past the council. Even it they could be convinced the neighbours would object.
If or when the Australian property market goes the way of the American one, I think the Kendrick Observer tents will become very popular.
That's awesome Eric.
I think you could quite happily live in the lower floors as well.
19-10-2010, 06:15 PM
Do you think he might be compensating for somethin..????? :D:D
19-10-2010, 07:33 PM
Clearly it had to be that tall to see past the trees.
19-10-2010, 08:13 PM
I don't think he's compensating for anything:rolleyes: Size does not matter, yes(?).
19-10-2010, 08:29 PM
This is what you do when the council says you can't cut the trees down :lol:
I really like the building :thumbsup:
19-10-2010, 10:28 PM
Strangely, one of our members at MAS, Bob Bee (of Heavens Above Binocular Guide fame) just came back from a several week tour of European sites of astronomical significance with Fred Watson and David Malin. He gave a very entertaining talk last night at our meeting and this building came up as Bob's group visited it whilst in Potsdam. As a solar observatory, it was designed originally to help prove or disprove Einstein's theory of relativity.
Bob was telling us about a bust of Einstein that always sat in the front entrance. At the beginning of WWII, the Nazis obviously wanted to remove signs of bright Jewish scientists, so the bust was hidden. In its place, a small stone from the garden was placed on the plinth instead. German translation of the name is "One Stone". The joke was planted, and apparently the Nazis never caught on. At the end of the war, the bust was returned to its rightful place, only in addition to the stone. Over time the stone has been ripped off by tourists and visitors, so every so often a new stone is brought in from the garden to replace it. :)
I reckon it's a brilliant looking building considering that it was designed in 1917 and was completed in 1921.
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