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After five years in office, the President of the Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik, Dipl.-Ing. Erich Jasch will retire on October 31 2009, at the age of 68. His successor is Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Breitschaft, who has held a managerial position at the Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik since 2003.
On October 27 2009, the president and Hamburg's representative on the Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik's supervisory board, Werner Koch, presented Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Breitschaft as the successor to Dipl.-Ing. Erich Jasch, who is retiring as President after five years in office. This occured as part of the farewell ceremony for Erich Jasch.
With September 2009 Dr. Litzner has ended his his activity as a member of the scientific advisory board of the journal Beton-und Stahlbetonbau [Concrete and Reinforced Concrete Structures].
The telecommunication tower in Stuttgart received the title „Historical Landmark of Engineering Art in Germany“ on 11th July 2009. A symbolical date, for on this day Fritz Leonhardt, who had the idea for this innovative telecommunication tower, would have been 100 years old.