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Old October 21st, 2012, 02:34 PM   #121
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maybe it's not 100% accurate reconstruction, but it's much much better than that ugly DDR architecture which was (and still is) in the square. i was in Potsdam 4 years ago and what i saw going out from the train station was really depressing....By the way they're going to demolish that horrible yellow DDR building on the Schloss back?
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Old October 21st, 2012, 09:00 PM   #122
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I don't find it disney-esque at all. This is REAL architecture people, not the air-conditioners that modern architects try to pass as buildings.

These buildings are stunning, beautiful, and something worth being proud of.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 01:19 PM   #123
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There are already smaller groups that support reconstructing in cities like Nurnberg etc.
But how about to get them together to create one organization which supports and manages to rebuild old heritage all over Germany?
Mate, there already is a Germany-wide organization

It's called "Stadtbild Deutschland" (Cityscape Germany).
It was shaped years ago and gains more influence and engaged members as we speak. It's turning into a movement.

I'm also contributing a lot there.

You should check the forum (use a translator, of course it's all German).
You'll find loads and loads of update photos, historical material and photo documentation. Even from other places in and outside of Europe.

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Old October 22nd, 2012, 02:59 PM   #124
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maybe it's not 100% accurate reconstruction
It's a "hybrid", modern interior and reconstructed exterior.

It still seems strange to me.

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there already is a Germany-wide organization
Thank you for that info.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 04:24 PM   #125
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It's a "hybrid", modern interior and reconstructed exterior.

It still seems strange to me.



Thank you for that info.
it is cheper that way,and as well as more handy since people feel more comfortablein contemporary interior hich is alway more practical . interior and exterior are things that do not need to match because u experience themseparately andenjoy it in diferent way
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Old November 12th, 2012, 05:08 PM   #126
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Old November 18th, 2012, 12:41 PM   #127
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i think it's beautiful, but, please, can someone tell me if the yellow building you can see at 1.07 will be tear down? it's really really ugly...
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Old November 18th, 2012, 03:29 PM   #128
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Yes, I think it's supposed to be torn down after 2015.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 07:37 PM   #129
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Currently it's still used by the FH/University of Potsdam, but they're moving and this abomination will be torn down soon. Same goes for the residential blocks behind the city hall. And probably for the hotel tower across the palace as well, though that might take a little more time. A billionaire (Hasso Plattner, founder of SAP) wants to replace that Mercure Hotel with an art gallery, but it's not decided yet.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 08:45 PM   #130
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thank you for good new!
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 02:05 AM   #131
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What a shame. It had interesting fin detail. it should have just been cleaned, repainted and its windows replaced.
Humanity will woefully regret tearing down buildings like those instead of renovating them.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 11:37 AM   #132
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What a shame. It had interesting fin detail. it should have just been cleaned, repainted and its windows replaced.
Humanity will woefully regret tearing down buildings like those instead of renovating them.
I saw it two years ago and found it very ugly...bust tastes are tastes. Anyway it doesn't fit well in that location in my opinion
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Old November 25th, 2012, 06:27 AM   #133
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Yes, I think it's supposed to be torn down after 2015.
HURRY! It's AWFUL!
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Old November 25th, 2012, 06:30 AM   #134
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Old November 25th, 2012, 06:36 AM   #135
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STUNNING COLOR FOTOS. There's an eerie beauty captured even in the horror of the destruction. The world lost so much in the War; losing the physical features of the cities is the War's final insult. Congratulations, Germany...and thank you...for rebuilding so many treasures so future generations will no longer be deprived.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 06:39 AM   #136
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Are you genuinely suggesting these reconstruction projects are about hiding our Nazi past?

Younger architects have had plenty of opportunities to create spaces that are cutting edge yet don't make people vomit and they have failed miserably most of the time. It's also not Disneyland architecture since we are talking about buildings that

a) stood there for centuries and
b) represent a distinctively local style of architecture.

It's not like Potsdam or Dresden are filling these spaces with Japanese temples, Italian villages or French castles. No, they're rebuilding their own buildings. How's that Disneylandish? I do agree though that reconstructions should be full and complete. It's a shame when only the outer shell is being reborn while the interiors are dull, drab and interchangeable like so many other examples of modern architecture.
Thank you for not just inventing new buildings to fill vacant holes. Reconstruction doesn't hide the past...it helps to tell the story. Germany deserves A LOT of credit for what it has accomplished.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 06:43 AM   #137
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Where were the ruins taken after they were cleared? Were they buried?
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Old November 25th, 2012, 06:48 AM   #138
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That's like saying we should tear down the Hofburg in Vienna because Hitler gave his famous Anschluss speach from its balcony.

Looking forward to the completion of this reconstruction of the Potsdam palace and some of the surrounding.
I'm a "leftie" and I love the reconstructions. People need to stop generalizing.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 07:33 AM   #139
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Looking back through the thread, will the rest of the square also be rebuilt, i.e. the portions along the river? I apologize if i missed this in the conversation... Thanks in advance for any updates...
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