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Old March 7th, 2015, 09:44 PM   #1021
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We accept the reality that current day architects are nearly all similarly trapped in the modernist format. That noted, however, it is very, very hard to believe that anyone could look across the river at the Schloss and to the north at the Kronprinzen Palais and to the west at the Friedrichswerdersche Kirche and NOT see how utterly disruptive these contemporary boxes are to the neighborhood.
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Old March 8th, 2015, 03:29 AM   #1022
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Great stuff guys! My kind of stuff...
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Old March 9th, 2015, 10:23 AM   #1023
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I see they're framing windows in the Schlueterhof.
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Old March 10th, 2015, 01:55 AM   #1024
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the crane on the south side gets dismounted...




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Old March 10th, 2015, 08:34 PM   #1025
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Method of Construction Question

From the "mock-up" of the section of the exterior wall of the Stadt Schloss, I get the impression that the building actually has a stucco finish with stone (or cast) decorative features. Will they be putting a stucco finish directly over the reinforced concrete that was put up in the first stages of reconstruction or is there a brick (or other) surface to be installed first?
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Old March 10th, 2015, 09:15 PM   #1026
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No. Joe, the façade is going to be bricked up before the stucco is applied. The first of the bricks have arrived and scaffolding is being erected for brickwork. Brickwork is set to commence at the beginning of April. You can see bricks already delivered and stacked up on the ground in front of the west façade, as well as the scaffolding on the webcam.
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Old March 10th, 2015, 09:23 PM   #1027
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The brick wall will also be self-supporting, so if they decide to rebuild some of the inner concrete parts of the Humboldt-Forum, the outer brick wall with the facade ornaments will be left unaffected.
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Old March 10th, 2015, 11:00 PM   #1028
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That is excellent construction technique. Is there much hope that the interior may eventually be renovated in part to an original room or two? or is this just a pipe dream?
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Old March 11th, 2015, 10:03 AM   #1029
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That is excellent construction technique. Is there much hope that the interior may eventually be renovated in part to an original room or two? or is this just a pipe dream?
Rebuilding the original interior rooms is being left to future generations. Of course, at the rate the city is rebuilding/restoring its historic structures, I suspect Berliners won't be able to wait that long.
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Old March 11th, 2015, 10:11 AM   #1030
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I see the windows behind the scaffolding in the southwest corner are being framed.

Also, at the risk of dodging tomatoes, I say what apparently is to be a café on the roof isn't as obnoxiously obtrusive as it initially seemed it would be. In fact, I'm starting to like it - unlike the annoyingly minimalist East Façade, which I hope gets bulldozed and replaced with the real thing in our lifetimes.
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Old March 12th, 2015, 06:27 PM   #1031
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Thanks (and more)

Thanks for the explanation of the construction methods that are being used in the construction of the building.

Separately, I can see why the east facade was not reconstructed in the form that it was prior to World War II since it was a jumble of older structures that did not match the other three sides anymore than the planned new construction. However, I don't see why they couldn't have just continued the style of the other three sides on around to encompass the fourth side so that all four sides would at least look like they were part of the same building. After all, it's not like they are trying to reconstruct the whole building just like it was prior to the war and its destruction by the Communists.
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Old March 12th, 2015, 07:09 PM   #1032
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There were such concepts, feel free to check some of the earlier pages of this thread.


Anyway... The cupola starting to rise!

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Old March 20th, 2015, 09:36 PM   #1033
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Bavarian TV visiting the stonemason workshop in the City Bamberg...
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Old March 20th, 2015, 09:57 PM   #1034
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Wow, very interesting video! :O The first time you can see how fast and in which large quantity facade ornaments are already in work. The high quality of the work is astonishing too. The Stadtschloss will be a true marvel to behold, when it is finished.
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A very nice video, indeed.
Seeing all that machinery and robots doing their work, one can really imagine how much effort was put into building the original palace.
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Old March 21st, 2015, 03:39 AM   #1036
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They cut the brick wall in deepness to add insulation. They try to build with the newest low energy consumption building. Because the Schloss has been build with thick solid bricks. Not like today with hollow Ziegel. Anyway, to get space for foam, they replaced the back part with a thin layer of concrete.
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 07:27 PM   #1037
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They Look A Lot Alike

The present state of construction of the Humboldt Forum makes it look remarkably like the former Reich Air Ministry Building (now the Federal Finance Ministry).
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Stadtschloss seen from Park Inn Hotel tower at Alexanderplatz:



by SSC forumer noisrevid, posted at the Berlin forum thread
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Old March 23rd, 2015, 08:35 AM   #1039
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Beautiful picture! Nice details all over. BTW, what is being built across the street from the Rotes Rathaus? I know there's a subway line being put in, but much construction appears to be above ground.
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From that perspective, it might be an illusion from the excavations, much of that will be hidden when the lot is refilled again. But of course there will be overground station buildings for the subway/U-Bahn 5 (U5).

Berlin forum thread: U55/U5 extension

This is what you can see now, blended into the urban surrounding with the ground cut out like in a dollhouse - of course it won't be seen like that (you'll only see the entrances, well I hope so):


Currently:

Source: official U5 website http://www.projekt-u5.de/de/berliner-rathaus/

The station:

Architects: Hentschel Oestreich. Hi res renders: Buenck+Fehse. Image source

The other two new stations will be nicer imho.
Museumsinsel: http://www.projekt-u5.de/de/museumsinsel/
Unter den Linden: http://www.projekt-u5.de/de/unter-den-linden/
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