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Episode 1211

WHH GT 18
Thu, 2020-Aug-27 01:14 UTC
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Welcome to random Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a random Wikipedia page every day.

The random article for Thursday, 27 August 2020 is WHH GT 18.

WHH GT 18 is a standard residential high-rise building type in East Berlin. It was developed by architects Helmut Stingl and Joachim Seifert between 1969 and 1971 using large panel construction for mixed-use housing in Berlin.

The acronym refers to the type WHH (Wohnhochhaus, residential tower), the GT stands for Großtafelbauweise (applied large-panel construction), and 18 for the number of storeys. The building is a detached structure or high point under the name of WHH GT 18/21 double as high-rise with 21 floors, with a load level of 6.3 tonnes. Depending on the version of the developed type, it contains 136 or 296 apartments. It is one of the largest large panel construction types in the former GDR.

The first example of this building type was erected in 1971 at the Holzmarktstraße in East Berlin. With the redevelopment of Fischerinsel, modified version of this series were built. From 1972 onward they were used in almost all East Berlin housing development projects. In contrast to the mostly 11-storey building with buildings of WBS 70 these buildings dominated high-rise urban construction. They were built near major road intersections, or in the vicinity of high capacity public transportation, such as subway or train stations.

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