Register | Login


The world’s longest residential building, Karl Marx-Hof, is located in the neighbourhood of Heiligenstadt in the Austrian capital city of Vienna. Built between 1927 and 1930 by city planner Karl Ehn, the colossal building is 1,100 meters long – a length spanned by four tram stops and interspersed by several tunnels that had to be incorporated into the design to allow the continuation of city streets and traffic flow. It was one of the approximately 400 new municipal apartment complexes, called Gemeindebauten, built by the Social Democrats to provide housing to the thousands of families rendered homeless after the First World War.

karl-marx-hof-3

Photo credit

Read more »
© Amusing Planet, 2014.



China New Motorway is Built Over Water
China New Motorway is Built Over Water
Chinas Bicycle Graveyards
Chinas Bicycle Graveyards
Chinas Misguided War Against Sparrows
Chinas Misguided War Against Sparrows
Chinas ReadyMade Urban Forests
Chinas ReadyMade Urban Forests
Chinas Trackless Trains
Chinas Trackless Trains
Chinas Waterfall Skyscraper
Chinas Waterfall Skyscraper
Chindgu The Japanese Art of Unuseless Inventions
Chindgu The Japanese Art of Unuseless Inventions
Chinese Beaches Once Again Hit by Invading Algae
Chinese Beaches Once Again Hit by Invading Algae