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Old December 1st, 2015, 07:32 PM   #1581
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For those of you whom either live in Berlin or have visited many times over the years, you had a constant reminder of Old Berlin through books, postcards, and many mediums for decades (not to mention from our families). The city and all is wonderful architecture past and present is and was in the fore front of all our minds. Always dreaming of a time past and of course looking to the future when it came to the architecture development. What can I say.....I love this building!! I love any reconstruction!! Bring back the old streetscapes....You can not go wrong. I also believe it is a tribute to, and to honour all the citizens of the past whom built this city over centuries. Take in a visit to Dresden Frauenkirche.....Very Moving!!
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Old December 5th, 2015, 01:59 AM   #1582
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Old December 5th, 2015, 04:30 AM   #1583
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Just of interest, I was looking at old pictures of portal one and two, and realized that the doorways on either side of the portals were sometimes tall and sometimes short. I did some research, and discovered that the terrain of portal one was actually higher up than the terrain at portal two, and the doors of portal two are taller to compensate, making them appear skinnier. To illustrate, here's a picture of portal two


now here's a picture of portal one


Not only can you see that the doors of portal one are shorter, you can see the slope of the land!

And, after looking at the webcam's archive pictures, I can see that these discrepancies have been accurately reconstructed! The accuracy of the reconstruction effort never ceases to amaze me
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Old December 5th, 2015, 04:41 AM   #1584
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For your viewing pleasure, I also discovered a cutaway of the Gruner hut


Also, here's a really old floor plan


As it turns out, the building structure for the schweizer saal and the parade vorkammern are actually older than the boiserte gallery, which even predates the braunschweig'sche gallery! Also, that spiral staircase at the northeastern corner of the konigszimmer was part of the original design, believe it or not!

Edit: the schweizer saal appears to have been made by merging two previous rooms, I'm hoping that makes the floor plan easier to interpret
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Old December 6th, 2015, 03:28 PM   #1585
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A lonely astronaut visited the construction site on Sunday... O:

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Old December 6th, 2015, 03:58 PM   #1586
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Art piece?? Wtf
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Old December 8th, 2015, 07:22 PM   #1587
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Construction Update

I see that the workmen have started applying stucco over the brick on the exterior wall on the south side of the building. I think that this is another milestone in the reconstruction of the palace.
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Old December 9th, 2015, 04:01 PM   #1588
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I see that the workmen have started applying stucco over the brick on the exterior wall on the south side of the building. I think that this is another milestone in the reconstruction of the palace.
Where do you see that?
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Old December 9th, 2015, 04:31 PM   #1589
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Do we know anything about the detailness in the halls and rooms the rebuilded palace will have? Will it be rich in details or rather mundane modern, without any ornamentations etc.?
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Old December 9th, 2015, 08:56 PM   #1590
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Stucco ???

The lower part of the wall between the two large entrances on the south side of the building were originally reddish from the red brick. They now appear to be gray. I am assuming that the workers have started applying a layer of concrete as stucco. Of course, I could easily be mistaken since I am just watching the work by webcam.
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Old December 10th, 2015, 02:01 PM   #1591
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My Mistake

I was able to see the south wall in full sunlight today. I was wrong. They have not started applying the stucco after all. Due to the time difference, I usually see the building in the late afternoon and it must have only been the shadows.
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Old December 10th, 2015, 04:28 PM   #1592
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Can one of our Berlin forumers get good pictures of the Westfassade portal, and the progress on its archways? The webcam quality is only so good, and it's hard to tell what exactly is going on!
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Old December 10th, 2015, 08:05 PM   #1593
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Old December 10th, 2015, 11:01 PM   #1594
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Do we know anything about the detailness in the halls and rooms the rebuilded palace will have? Will it be rich in details or rather mundane modern, without any ornamentations etc.?
Completely modern, unfortunately.
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Old December 10th, 2015, 11:32 PM   #1595
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I was able to see the south wall in full sunlight today. I was wrong. They have not started applying the stucco after all.
Hm, they are at the 2-3 floor I think...

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Can one of our Berlin forumers get good pictures of the Westfassade portal, and the progress on its archways? The webcam quality is only so good, and it's hard to tell what exactly is going on!
Maybe this weekend I am going for an update.
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Old December 14th, 2015, 08:55 PM   #1596
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Update 14.12.2015





Portal III - Mainportal







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Old December 14th, 2015, 09:22 PM   #1597
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City Palace/Humboldt Forum in numbers (only in German, sorry):



The height of the dome isn't right though. Including the cross it's 70 metres.
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Old December 14th, 2015, 10:28 PM   #1598
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I wonder how much time the palace will need to become one of Berlin's symbols. Such a beautiful and big building will for sure be included in all postcards and flyers of the city. And if someday they decide for the reconstruction of the original interior, although only a third of the original rooms can actually be reconstructed, (I read that in an article, don't remember where) I think that only sky will be its limit to the road of one of the world's most recognisable and appreciated royal palaces.
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Old December 14th, 2015, 10:51 PM   #1599
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Yes, Berlin will be instantly an even bigger tourist attraction with the Stadtschloss/Humboldt Forum completed. Not only will it be a beautiful and unique supersized baroque palace (a lot bigger than Buckingham Palace for example), but it will also hold one of the world's most extensive and most impressive historical non-European art collections. Neil MacGregor, the long-standing director of the British Museum leaving London for Berlin should tell you something...
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Old December 15th, 2015, 03:19 PM   #1600
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Thanks for the updates Ludi. I feel like I'm there myself!
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