PRINT March 1970




I would like to add an urgent postscript to my article “Wittgenstein’s Architecture” because there is a very real and present threat that the building will be destroyed.

The building was and still is owned by Wittgenstein’s family. For this reason no alterations have occurred. The building is in excellent condition and it is for sale.

The 32,000 square foot lot has a prime location in Vienna. Since apartments in the center of the city have become desirable again more than one private developer is willing to acquire the lot (not the building). The goal: the profitable and dense construction of apartment towers. The side effect: the tearing down of Wittgenstein’s building.

The building which was designed by the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein is not protected by law. The immediate acquisition of the building (and the lot) is the only way to preserve this unique monument.

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