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Old Posted Jul 20, 2007, 8:19 AM
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Post Request: Briefzentrum München

Building Request Form - Briefzentrum München

Official sources: http://ascado.de/themen/content/paketpost.asp
Unofficial sources:

Building Name: Ehemalige Paketpostbahnhof Deutsche Post Briefzentrum München
Native Name: Paketpostbahnhof Post München
Other Names: Briefzentrum Sortier Halle München
Address: Arnulfstraße Wilhelm-Hale-Straße and Arnulfstraße
City: Munich
Postal Code: D-80634
State/Province: Bayern
Country: Germany
Official Building Website URL: http://ascado.de/themen/content/paketpost.asp www.deutschepost.de

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Interesting Facts/Records (in own words):

-This Concrete Reinforced curved hangar was first constructed for Train package sortiment, where the Train Wagons entered in some 20 rails station to be loaded. Today the trains do not go inside it anymore, as the advent of Truck delivery, the usage of train is almost banned to post services.

-This Hall was then in 1998 refurbished to letter be machinery sorted and then in Trucks carried. Today the Hangar is a monument for the city and could not be destroied and changed as a Post Symbol for Munich city.

-The structure arc of concrete has 1600 cables inside and some 28 arcs are here seen.

-The time it was built was the biggest Hangar in Europe.


- antenna:
- spire:
- roof: 25m
- top floor:
- other heights:

Lenght: 140m Wide: 90m
Weight of Steel: 600ton

Current Building Status (Built, Proposed, Canceled, Destroyed, etc...): Built

Construction Dates--
- started: 1965
- finished: 1969, In 1998 the train plant was dismantled to factory machinery sortiment for trucks.
- destroyed:

Above ground floors: 1
Below ground floors: 1
Floor-to-floor height:
Gross Floor area: 20000m2

Hangar Area12.600 m2Offices Area: 2.800 m2Steel construction: ca. 600 t
Elevator count:
Unit count: 1

Structure Type(s): Lowrise
Building Use(s): Industrial, office
Building Style(s): Modern
Building Materials: Reinforced concrete, Glass

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Old Posted Jul 20, 2007, 9:28 AM
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I'm unable to find the height or the year of construction start in any of the links you provided.

I'm also unsure of its current use. Is it purely a monument, today, or is it still in some type of mechanical usage?
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Old Posted Jul 20, 2007, 11:45 AM
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My wife works in the Deutsche Post in a building besides it and as we both know, the Big area for trains are since 1998 not more used. The rails track were removed, even the sign numbers counting the tracks are still there. Since then it is redeveloped as mechanical usage like factory to Letter distribution, but machinery divided and with some people supervision distributed and loaded in Trucks. so, today is like a 'industry' usage for letter distribution and separation. The building is a monument, protected from state institution to not having changes in its appearance. So it could not be destroyed, but is still used daily from Deutsche Post AG, German Post services.

I do not know in which use category better fit, if it is industrial, retail, or delivery services. But I know is used a lot from Post.


Text to be corrected:
Address: Wilhelm-Hale-Straße and Arnulfstraße
Use: Industrial or Machinery and Monument, but the lettering sortiment is already the main one.
Text: This hall is of a half-arc construction consisting of about 28 concrete arcs with 1,600 inside steel tensors.

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