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Old December 22nd, 2012, 04:16 AM   #181
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Well, the people of Nuremberg may have "loved" their city walls but the main reason for not turning them down were the laws by King Ludwig I. of Bavaria from 1826. A early form of heritage management which is the reason why many bavarian citys like Dinkelsbühl, Rothenburg, Kronach or Nördlingen kept their old city walls.
Thanks for that info Saxonia... I was not aware that it was a royal decree that prevented that. One wonders what Cologne or Vienna would have been like had they kept their city walls. Even München lost their walls (perhaps earlier), although the gates survive.

I have been to York England, which prides itself on its' city walls... but they are on a much smaller scale than those of Rothenburg... and especially those of Nuremberg... whose massive walls and gate towers are very impressive. One of the things I really liked about Nuremberg was that when the city walls were expanded many centuries ago... Nuremberg built their graneries (Mauthalle) on the site of the moat... thus having cellars many stories below street level, as well as 9 stories above it. And the Weisser Turm... (white tower)... a gateway that became unneeded when the walls were expanded... was kept and eventually in our century found a use... as an entranceway to the subway (U-Bahn) system.

I believe that bringing the medieval charm back to the residential parts of the Altstadt would really help tourism a LOT for Nuremberg.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 06:38 PM   #182
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The disappeared buildings of highest architectural value

Potsdam:

- Ungers Post (100% original!!): 8
- Palast Barbarini: 7
- Garnison Kirche: 9
- Heiliggeistkirche (100% original): 8
- 8-Eck Platz: 8


Berlin:

- Dom (original appearance with Taufkapelle); 8
- Reichstag (original appearance): 7
- Landgericht Littenstrasse (original appearance with famous stairway hall and 2 huge towers!!): 8
- Polizei Präsidium Keibelstrasse (original appearance): 6
- Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche (original appearance): 10
- Kaufhaus Karstadt Hermann Platz (original appearance): 9
- Technische Universität (original appearance): 6
- Friedrichstrassenpassage (original appearance): 9
- Anhalter Bahnhof (original appearance); 6

- Schloss komplett with Apotheke und National Ensemble; 10
- Kroll Oper; 7
- Börse; 9
- Kaufhaus Wertheim; Leipzigerstrasse: 8
- Kaufhaus Wertheim Königstrasse: 7
- Kaufhaus Wertheim Moritzplatz: 7
- Kaufhaus Tietz; Leipzigerstrasse: 9
- Kaufhaus Hertie; Dönhoffplatz: 8
- Kaufhaus Nathan Israel (5000 m3), Spandauer Strasse: 8
- Ullstein verlagshaus, Kochstrasse: 7
- St. GeorgenKirche, Alexanderplatz: 7
- St. Petri Kirche: 9
- Dreifaltigkeitskirche: 8
- Bethlehemskirche: 7
- Gnadenkirche: 7
- Kaiserpassage: 6
- Haus Trarbach: 7
- Equitable-Lebensversicherungs-Gesellschaft, Leipziger/Friedrichstrasse: 9
- Haus Vaterland: 7
- Schinkel Torhäuschen Leipziger Platz: 8
- Schinkel Bauakademie: 6

- at least 100 original Berliner Buildings in Gründerzeit & Jugendstill in the Center!!!!
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 06:41 PM   #183
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Well that is just an opinion. I thought this tread was meet for actual reconstruction projects in Potsdam not for just posting random lists with opinions about possible reconstructions in Berlin.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 07:29 PM   #184
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I don't think that these renders were posted before





The view across the courtyard towards Schinkel’s Church of St. Nicholas.



The courtyard.



One early plan called for a modern structure to be built in the courtyard to house the Brandenburg provincial parliament.



However, it was decided to house the legislature in the center of the main wing of the palace itself.



The interiors will be in a clean, bare modern style in contrast to the building’s exterior.





Some parts of the interior, such as the entry staircase, will be restored to a pared-down classical version of their former Baroque exuberance.





http://www.andrewcusack.com/2010/04/05/potsdam-palace/
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Old December 24th, 2012, 04:09 PM   #185
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Great renders Ulpia-Serdica! The interior doesn't look that bad, even if it's nowhere near as good as it used to be. However, I suppose that once the building is up one can eventually remake the interior sometime as well. THe important thing is that the building gets rebuilt first.
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Old January 12th, 2013, 05:45 PM   #186
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Wonderful to see the reconstruction of destroyed Potsdam going ahead. Once again it will become a place where people will want to visit. Those people who call this "Disneyesque" haven't a clue about architectural principals, just because they might be using different materials from the original does not make these buildings anything remotely like those in Disneyland which are usually a mish mash of styles, incorrectly proportioned - if they are incapable of seeing the difference they should refrain from making ill informed statements!
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Old February 25th, 2013, 04:15 PM   #187
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no new pics?
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Old February 25th, 2013, 06:48 PM   #188
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actually there is a webcam where you can watch the palace every day
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Old March 8th, 2013, 01:06 PM   #189
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Old March 9th, 2013, 04:00 AM   #190
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Another very exciting story of reconstruction and transformation. I have visited Potsdam in the past. I will be certain to visit again in a few years.

This looks wonderful and very faithful to the best of the past.
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Old March 20th, 2013, 12:44 PM   #191
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Old March 21st, 2013, 10:50 PM   #192
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This city has great potential for looking good again. They are doing the right Things I was there in 1991 and 2012, and the improvements are impressive.

Think I will drop by soon again, it's only a 30 min S-Bahn ride from Berlin, and accomodation i reasonable (even the nice Steigenberger hotel is affordable)
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Old March 22nd, 2013, 04:08 AM   #193
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Was the 1980s streamline-like theater ever built??

If it did, are there any pictures?
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Old March 22nd, 2013, 05:12 AM   #194
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Why don't you just read the description below the picture?
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Old March 22nd, 2013, 07:51 PM   #195
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Was the 1980s streamline-like theater ever built??

If it did, are there any pictures?

No, the model on the left in the presentation above was not built. The new and current theatre is a very modernistic design, nonetheless. google Hans Otto Theatre Potsdam for a variety of photos.
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No, the model on the left in the presentation above was not built. The new and current theatre is a very modernistic design, nonetheless. google Hans Otto Theatre Potsdam for a variety of photos.
Perhaps it began construction? There is a picture of the structural work being torn down in 1991.
Well it may have begun construction but was torn down. Right?
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Plenary chamber (the palace will house the Brandeburg state parliament):

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What's up with the ultra stripped depressing architecture?
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Using political reasons for not rebuilding; restoring great structues lost through war is of course totally bogus and used by total dickheads! Taking that argument to its logical conclusion the whole world should return to pre-history for the simple fact that our civilization has evolved over centuries with a combination of good and evil in mankind.
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