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Old March 12th, 2014, 01:57 PM   #621
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1887 concept by Julius Raschdorff (who built the Dom) for the Stadtschloss/City Palace extension

Julius Raschdorffs 1887 design for extending the Berlin City Palace surely would have been spectacular.
How I'd love to see this campanile-like tower getting built (yeah, it's over the top, but it's Berlin!):


http://architekturmuseum.ub.tu-berli.../640/14916.jpg

http://architekturmuseum.ub.tu-berli.../640/14917.jpg

http://architekturmuseum.ub.tu-berli.../640/14913.jpg

http://architekturmuseum.ub.tu-berli.../640/14914.jpg


Pure Wilhelminian geilness.


Or maybe just finishing Schlüters design:


http://www.chronik-berlin.de/images/...hloss_1702.jpg


http://www.historisches-stadtschloss...lkapelle_1.jpg

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Old March 17th, 2014, 02:34 PM   #622
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actual pics from webcam

End of this year it will be structurally completed!









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Old March 17th, 2014, 02:35 PM   #623
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Don't be hatin' on Ludi! D:
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I suppose he could have meant that these are actual pics from the webcam, not reconstructed ones painted from memory or something like that. In which case I apologize.
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I keep hoping that as the construction progresses we will see a change in the Spree facing facade to an authentic reconstruction or more open courtyard. I just picture taking a cruise down the river and seeing something more impressive than a flat modern wall.

Otherwise, this project rocks - thanks for the update pictures.
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River Question

For one of you in the Berlin area:

The webcam images make it look like the branch of the river on the west side of the Schloss has been filled in or otherwise is not there. Is that just an optical illusion, or is that branch of the river no longer there? I really can't tell from the photos.
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I keep hoping that as the construction progresses we will see a change in the Spree facing facade to an authentic reconstruction or more open courtyard. I just picture taking a cruise down the river and seeing something more impressive than a flat modern wall.

Otherwise, this project rocks - thanks for the update pictures.
Well, you'll see plenty of other crap as you're sailing down the Spree so the modern facade won't really stand out. Who knows, maybe 50 years from now we'll see a change in attitude.
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For one of you in the Berlin area:

The webcam images make it look like the branch of the river on the west side of the Schloss has been filled in or otherwise is not there. Is that just an optical illusion, or is that branch of the river no longer there? I really can't tell from the photos.
The waterway is still there...or are you referring to something else?

https://www.google.com/maps/@52.5158...lrDQ!2e0?hl=en

You have to remember that there's still plenty of space between the western facade and the river, it's not nestled up right against it.
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The webcam images make it look like the branch of the river on the west side of the Schloss has been filled in or otherwise is not there. Is that just an optical illusion, or is that branch of the river no longer there? I really can't tell from the photos.
Just an illusion. This part of the Kupfergaben canal is also quite narrow because of the Schlossfreiheit.



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For one of you in the Berlin area:

The webcam images make it look like the branch of the river on the west side of the Schloss has been filled in or otherwise is not there. Is that just an optical illusion, or is that branch of the river no longer there? I really can't tell from the photos.
That area was the location of the massive monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I. It would be fantastic if that were to be included in the plans for the Stadtschloss, but alas, not that I am aware of.
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River Question

Thanks for clearing that up. With posting of the recent photo, I can see that I was seeing the base of the old Kaiser Wilhelm Denkmal.

By the way, do I understand it correctly that the construction underway on the side of the Schinkel Platz will be new apartments?
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Thanks for clearing that up. With posting of the recent photo, I can see that I was seeing the base of the old Kaiser Wilhelm Denkmal.

By the way, do I understand it correctly that the construction underway on the side of the Schinkel Platz will be new apartments?
Yes, the new buildings straight across the river and adjacent to Schinkel Platz will be residential, at least largely so. Plus, just to the eat of this area is the Friedrishswerdersche Kirche, now used as a Schinkel museum. Right next to the Church is a huge luxury condominium development that is designed quite nicely.
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This area needs more residential units, thats great to hear. With U55 line going in near by this area will be well serviced by transit.

Does anyone know if this bridge is still in the plans? I suspect not, since we have not heard or seen anything about it:

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It was just one of the entries of the competition for the new Reunification Monument.
This is the winner:



Construction will start later this year.
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Not quite the impact of the Kaiser Wilhelm I monument, but interesting.

is it a large bowl?
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Yeah, and it's supposed to move under a weight of a certain number of people.
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Ah, more of an amusement park ride than a centerpiece monument to German unification. We seem to be in a period of 'where to go' in terms of striking a uniquely new look, feel, design. Sometimes the answer is to go back to basics and create something classically perfect. The gimmick of a moveable teeter-totter seems like an idea with a short life span.
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Indeed. Recyclable 21st century monuments, Berlin is used to that...
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It was just one of the entries of the competition for the new Reunification Monument.
This is the winner:

Construction will start later this year.
Right, I should have known that, for some reason I was thinking the 'silver spoon' was on east side.

Although I am a fan of interactive monuments, I just cant get to like this one. Hopefully time will change that. The Chicago Millennium Park (mirror ball) is one that really blew me away visiting in person:

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