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AD Classics: The Einstein Tower / Erich Mendelsohn

01:00 - 14 July, 2013
AD Classics: The Einstein Tower / Erich Mendelsohn, © Gili Merin
© Gili Merin

The Einstein Tower, designed by the German architect Erich Mendelsohn, is one of the best-known examples of German expressionist architecture. Designed as an amorphic structure of reinforced concrete, Mendelsohn wanted the tower to represent as well as facilitate the study of  Einstein’s radical theory of relativity – a groundbreaking theorem of motion, light and space.

More on this expressionist monument after the break...

Photo by R. Arlt via via www.aip.de Photo by R. Arlt via via www.aip.de via www.aip.de © Gili Merin + 21