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Glashochhaus

Identification

Glashochhaus
Friedrichstrasse Skyscraper Project
102945

Structure in General

high-rise building
unbuilt [cancelled]
curtain wall
modernism

Usages

residential
mercantile

Facts

  • The building was planned in 1921 with a fully transparent amorphous glass façade.
  • The building was designed as a competition entry to fit into a triangular site in central Berlin's Friedrichstrasse.
  • The building's design was star-shaped with a crystalline footprint so as to maximise light penetration.
  • Despite having never been built, Glashochhaus is a beacon of Modernism and was the model for legion future skyscrapers the world over.

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Location

Am Bahnhof Friedrichstr.
Berlin
State of Berlin
Germany

Technical Data

262.47 ft
262.47 ft
20

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