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Old May 11th, 2015, 06:47 PM   #1161
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Lustgarten and Altes Museum from new Palace/ Humboldtforum.

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Old May 11th, 2015, 08:16 PM   #1162
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What's amazing about the video posted above is how in only two months, the city streets were cleared and traffic seemed to be moving in good order.
With old women swinging buckets no less. :-) Ah well, Germans have always been hard workers. It must be in the genes.
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Old May 13th, 2015, 07:01 PM   #1163
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Some fresh impressions...



TV Tower behind the cupola.















first window



Alte Nationalgalerie



Eastside, Dom, Spree and turret



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Old May 13th, 2015, 08:18 PM   #1164
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Thank you for this closer look at the construction progress, especially the masonry work. How complicated the brick- and stonework is, and how beautiful.

Also, from this perspective, the vertical concrete cylinder above the octagonal base of the dome suddenly makes sense.
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Old May 14th, 2015, 01:54 AM   #1165
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Even thinking this is going in a good pace, I can't help being impatient wanting to see more! Great pics!
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Old May 14th, 2015, 12:48 PM   #1166
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They are starting to put the bases of the columns at the Schlüterhof

http://cam04.berlinerschloss-webcam.de (look at the left side)
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Old May 14th, 2015, 02:06 PM   #1167
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Wow, they are starting with the coverings, how exciting!
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Old May 15th, 2015, 05:21 PM   #1168
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Construction Materials

Are they using precast sections for things like those openings under the ground floor windows or are those cut stone? Just curious.
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Old May 16th, 2015, 06:14 AM   #1169
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wow! just turned midnight here and the day is coming up in Berlin, super cool webcam! Great scene right now (although not pretty sure about the weather - if the sun is coming too "8¬D - by now seens good from here)
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Old May 17th, 2015, 11:11 AM   #1170
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Are they using precast sections for things like those openings under the ground floor windows or are those cut stone? Just curious.
All the trim - everything from that which you describe, to windows, cornices, columns, and statuary - is carved stone. I think it's sandstone from Saxony.
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Old May 17th, 2015, 02:32 PM   #1171
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Yep, everything is carved from stone, though not from Saxony but Silesia (Poland), where the sandstone for the original palace also came from.

Some nice views of the finished marvel:









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Old May 18th, 2015, 03:52 PM   #1172
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That modern side needs to be delt with, agreed. I normally 100% support anything modern but that is just horrible.
To me the design looks too square and cold and doesn't go far enough to contrast the 'old' part of the design.
What is needed is either nothing there at all or an 'open', mostly glazed design which uses materials that aren't assosiated with the origional building (e.g. glass and metal).
Or you know....this:



That works too.
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Old May 19th, 2015, 07:54 AM   #1173
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The above would be far nicer seen reflected in the Spree than what's there now. Perhaps someday....
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I read years ago that the Museum Island would have a central building (Simon Building?) where one could purchase tickets for the whole museum complex. It was also to be the starting point for a tunnel system from where one could move from one building to another without having to go outside. When I read this, it seemed to be in doubt because of the expense. My questions to anyone who might know: Will this system be built? If so, will the Humboldt Forum be linked to this system?
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 05:12 AM   #1175
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I read years ago that the Museum Island would have a central building (Simon Building?) where one could purchase tickets for the whole museum complex. It was also to be the starting point for a tunnel system from where one could move from one building to another without having to go outside. When I read this, it seemed to be in doubt because of the expense. My questions to anyone who might know: Will this system be built? If so, will the Humboldt Forum be linked to this system?
From what I understand, the James Simon Galerie would be a covered promenade connecting the four museums. It sounds like a splendid idea - until you look at the actual renditions. The structure resembles a 1960s airport terminal. Worse, it's thrown up like a concrete curtain, hiding from view the beautiful buildings it's designed to serve. Why? one wonders. Why on earth?
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I read years ago that the Museum Island would have a central building (Simon Building?) where one could purchase tickets for the whole museum complex. It was also to be the starting point for a tunnel system from where one could move from one building to another without having to go outside. When I read this, it seemed to be in doubt because of the expense. My questions to anyone who might know: Will this system be built? If so, will the Humboldt Forum be linked to this system?
Let me clarify a bit, what JustinHerman already wrote. The James Simon Galerie (named after one of Berlin's greatest pre-war patrons, who among other things presented the Bust of Nefertiti to the Egyptian collection) will become the entrance building and hub to all museums on Museum Island, as it is connected to each one with an underground promenade. This connection will make the Museum Island the largest museum complex in the world. Even larger than the Louvre.





Here in blue the underground promenade:


Yes, it will be very expensive and it will cost a lot of time, as the construction ground on Museum Island isn't the best for building. Like in Venice, all the buildings stand on poles in the morass.
And no, the building will not be build in the future...it is already under construction. Here some images from the German sub-forum:

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Everything is supposed to be finished in 2025. So ten more years... :/
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 09:47 AM   #1177
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That modern colonnade is beautiful.
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 09:51 AM   #1178
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Yeah, at least it's hiding the hideous "modernist" facade of Neues Museum. David Chipperfield doesn't seem to like his own work.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:N...Berlin_EP1.JPG


I'm still curious why on Earth they aren't connecting the Humboldt-Forum/City Palace with that tunnel.
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 12:21 PM   #1179
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Putin himself has personally stolen enough money to recreate any building the commies tore down.
But he'd better start with recreating buildings torn down in Russia. There is MUCH to do.
(and no, he has nothing to do with the Communist Party)
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Thank you Tiaren for your photos and information. The architect obviously didn't lose much sleep agonizing over how to make the building pretty.

Erbse: I'm guessing the pedestrian tunnel can't be built to the palace because of the new U-Bahn tunnel.
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