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Old June 10th, 2015, 12:11 PM   #1241
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builders' hut

I have been there one year ago and made some pics, shown here.

@"Stadtbild Deutschland e.V. Forum" User SchortschiBähr postet new pics again, and he gave me the permission to share his pictures in this thread too, for the purposes of the project.



















some old original elements...















With friendly permission, all pics © SchortschiBähr from Stadtbild Deutschland e.V. Forum

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Old June 10th, 2015, 12:35 PM   #1242
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This looks absolutely amazing!
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Old June 10th, 2015, 12:47 PM   #1243
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Woooow!!

Giant clap for integration of original elements!
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Old June 10th, 2015, 04:27 PM   #1244
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Old June 10th, 2015, 07:16 PM   #1245
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Stunning.
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Old June 10th, 2015, 07:49 PM   #1246
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Absolutely incredible!!!! Congratulations for the stone workers ands sculptors
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Old June 11th, 2015, 08:02 PM   #1247
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Old June 11th, 2015, 10:01 PM   #1248
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Old June 12th, 2015, 02:53 PM   #1249
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Profile graphics of the Schloss and its levels:



Source: http://www.bild.de/regional/berlin/b...2586.bild.html
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The Schloss is T/O now!

Topping-out at the Berlin Palace! Exactly two years after construction works started!

Wreath was just placed. It's almost like the crown-like lantern is back already in a smaller version.







http://cam01.berlinerschloss-webcam.de/


The festivities are inside the all-new Agora by Franco Stella:

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Old June 12th, 2015, 03:54 PM   #1251
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Congratulations Berlin! Congratulations Stadtschloss! Welcome back!
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Old June 12th, 2015, 06:38 PM   #1252
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It is the first time when I saw this project. Which is the significance of the palace for Germany and Berlin especially? For me, it's somehow weird to see the reconstruction of this old palace from the beginning, especially since the reconstruction of Berlin was done in a modern way from 90ies.

Are there any other old buildings reconstructed in Berlin?
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Old June 12th, 2015, 07:38 PM   #1253
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It is the first time when I saw this project. Which is the significance of the palace for Germany and Berlin especially? For me, it's somehow weird to see the reconstruction of this old palace from the beginning, especially since the reconstruction of Berlin was done in a modern way from 90ies.

Are there any other old buildings reconstructed in Berlin?
There is a ton of background on the Stadtschloss on this thread and others, all of which is good to read and study.

But, top line...the building was one of the most important baroque structures in the world prior to its being destroy partially in the war and then fully removed by communists. The palace was the home of Prussian kings and German emperors for over 200 years and was an icon on the Berlin cityscape. Heralded by art historians worldwide as a uniquely special structure, a movement since the mid 1990s resulted in its being reconstructed to once again claim a focal point presence in this historic and beautiful city.

The fact that much of the new building in the city over the past 25 years has been modernist in design and spirit underscores the even greater need for special reconstructions like the Stadtschloss to rekindle and preserve the historic and cultural foundations of this world class capital.
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Old June 12th, 2015, 07:44 PM   #1254
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Bogdy, as you can see from above, it was and again will be an integral part of Berlin's core,
extending the Museum Island and historical Mitte:


http://berliner-schloss.de/en

I also briefly summarised its history for post #1 of this thread:
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Go here to donate and find more info: http://berliner-schloss.de/en/donations/

History:
The Stadtschloss site marked the historical core of the German capital, being the root for the city's development.
It had a Gothic and Renaissance appearance in the 17th century (check here), when Prussian architect Andreas Schlüter's
Baroque design was carried out from 1702 on, continued and adjusted by various other architects,
most prominently Knobelsdorff's interiors and exterior works by former Schinkel-student Stüler, who created the dome.

After considerable damage in World War 2, it still could have been rebuilt - but the socialist GDR government of East Berlin
decided to blow it up in 1950. For ideological reasons, because they wanted to get rid of "militarist Prussia" and "imperialist Germany".
This act of cultural and historical crime was followed by a huge parade ground for the GDR authorities -
and in 1976, the Palace of the Republic (Palast der Republik)
was built on its site. In 2008, the demolition of this historical hoax was finally finished.

You can comprehend the whole process until today at this thread.

Since reunification in 1990, there were various initiatives coming up for the reconstruction of the Berlin Schloss.
In 2002, the German parliament (Bundestag) made the decision to partly rebuild the Palace complex
as the new Humboldt-Forum.
This concept is intended as a combination of a museum and a venue for events. The museum will show non-European
exhibits & art, as a counterpart to the Museum Island, which represents European history.
So altogether, this part of Berlin will establish a prominent place of world culture.

(Note: sometimes "Schloss" is misleadingly translated to "Castle", while that would be a fortress-like
"Burg" in German language. A palatial royal home is usually called "Schloss".)
Also check its Wiki article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Palace,_Berlin

After all, it was the epicentre of Royal Prussia for many generations, with Prussia becoming the dominant German state later. When Germany was united in 1871, the Berlin Palace became the seat of the German Emperor. After 1918, it was turned into the country's most important art collection. I think it's sufficient to say its user history is a justification already, while its baroque architecture is (was) among the most important pieces in Europe as well.
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Old June 13th, 2015, 12:43 AM   #1256
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14.09.2019 opening

... and next two days open palace for everyone if someone wants to visit.
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Old June 13th, 2015, 01:07 AM   #1257
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It is the first time when I saw this project. Which is the significance of the palace for Germany and Berlin especially?
The Lustgarten with Palace, Cathedral and Old Museum was the center of the Prussian capital Berlin and later the german capital.



For example Hitler didnt like it, because it stands for the sovereign Prussian state.
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Old June 13th, 2015, 01:10 AM   #1258
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Oh man, Ludy! I'm green with envy! I wish I could be there in Berlin right now! Thank you so much for all the info. The palace webcams and this forum are the closest I will be for some time. I found the crowning a beautiful idea. Please keep the pics coming!
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Old June 13th, 2015, 05:01 AM   #1259
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Another benefit is that the government wanted to build an big museum extension anyway.
Also there was a plan for more event space. The group of people pushing for reconstruction did not caused any tax dollar to be spend. Quite the opposite! The facade is made with donations. A modern building would have cost the taxpayer more, since the government would have to build it's own facade with it`s own money! So, it worked out cheaper than modern. Ironically.
Also is a huge job creation. There are six to eight hundred of people working the stone as we speak! Will take them 10 Years.
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It's also a rejuvenation of human craft and masonry expertise. These people and their knowledge will be very, very valuable across Germany, Europe and the world, once the Palace is finished!
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