Otto Wagner envisioned designing the Wienzeile between Karlsplatz and Schönbrunn as a magnificent boulevard. From 1898 to 1899, an ensemble of three apartment blocks were built. The so-called “Wienzeilenhäuser”, which lay along their namesake, the Linke Wienzeile, are exemplary of the Viennese Jugendstil architecture at the turn of the century.