What is the location of this structure in Berlin?

I know it was part of a test project for the 'Germania' plan, but I cant find any information for the exact location in Berlin.

Berlin Structure


The caption on this online version of the image at Getty Images says:

Germany Berlin Tempelhof (Tempelhof-Schoeneberg) - load testing structure at General-Pape-Strass, built 1941 by Albert Speer, who wanted to test the load carrying capacity building ground for the planned triumphal arch of Hitler's GERMANIA project

Google maps call it Schwerbelastungskörper and places it here at

General-Pape-Straße 34A, 12101 Berlin, Germany

The structure has its own website, and is open for visits. English speakers can find some information on Wikipedia

  • Thanks @JoErNanO It goes by the name Schwerbelastungskörper (heavy load-bearing body) Need to brush up on my German!
    – davidb
    Apr 14 '16 at 11:47
  • @davidb I was able to find the address with the english phrase "heavy load test structure", used several times in the Guardian article I presume you were reading.
    – CMaster
    Apr 14 '16 at 11:50
  • Yes @CMaster This article? theguardian.com/cities/2016/apr/14/… Fascinating stuff!
    – davidb
    Apr 14 '16 at 11:52
  • @davidb, I do not think that the name implies that it is the body that is bearing the load.
    – Carsten S
    Apr 14 '16 at 16:37

Here it is, on Street View.

This structure is a load-testing structure planned to be part of Hitler's triumphal arch.

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