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Old January 20th, 2014, 11:00 PM   #61
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Palais Rossbach, Beethovenstrasse 8

With the creation of a new reconstruction/revitalization thread at the Leipzig forum, let's revive this wonderful thread!

Originially posted by user Carot (I'm not quoting, so you can re-quote):
Palais Rossbach by historicist architect Arwed Roßbach, at Beethovenstraße 8:

Around 1895


~ year 2000


In 2010



All modernist architects, urban planners, investors and heritage protectors should towards Leipzig - every single day!
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Old January 20th, 2014, 11:04 PM   #62
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Another building by Roßbach that got revived - oh and to what amazing proportion:

Bibliotheca Albertina, Library of Leipzig University, Beethovenstraße 6

Built in 1891, only one third of the building left after WW2 destructions and GDR deterioration
1994-2002 reconstruction
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Univers...iothek_Leipzig

1891

http://www.ub.uni-leipzig.de/ubl/ges...eschichte.html

1953 - a mere ruin


2010


Also posted by Carot here
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Old January 20th, 2014, 11:18 PM   #63
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Any plans on bringing back the last missing statues and reliefs?
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Old January 20th, 2014, 11:40 PM   #64
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Would be nice indeed, but I don't know of any such plans. The Leipzig University just finished their new campus at Augustusplatz. Perhaps that could be a project of the mid-term future.
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Old January 21st, 2014, 01:47 AM   #65
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The group of figures is a work of Joseph Kaffsack and called "Ruhm und Wahrheit erringt der Suchende" (I would translate it as: Glory and truth finds who seeks)
It is still/again existing. As you can see, it was not destroyed. Erbse's second picture was taken in 2007. The figures group was put down in 2006 due to bad condition of the limestone. In 2009 a copy made of "special concrete" was set on top again. The original one is shown in the courtyard. http://mephisto976.uni-leipzig.de/th...albertina.html

2011

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...UBL_Abguss.jpg

complete entrance in 2010 (with zoom)
http://rma2k2.servepix.com/Leipzig/2010-07/VB5L0085.jpg
source (and highly recommandable if you'd like to see some more of Leipzig): http://www.deutsches-architektur-for...09&postcount=1

I have no infos for the missing sculpture in the empty alcoves. On the western side of the facade they are still exsiting.
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 04:48 PM   #66
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 04:49 PM   #67
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I see they also love their crappy modern architecture that is marring Dresden at this time.
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Old March 16th, 2014, 02:20 AM   #71
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Great photos from Leipzig, wonderful to see the city rising from the ashes again after WW2 and Communist neglect (but at least they didn't demolish all the old damaged buildings). My personal regret is that the magnificent old Gewandhaus was never reconstructed. If ever I won the Euro Millions lottery (yes I know, some chance!) I would make it a priority to kick start the rebuilding with a huge donation. This was one of the world's finest concert halls and it deserves to be rebuilt as a centrepiece of the city. The current hall is a real brutalist bastard, IMO.
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Old March 16th, 2014, 08:38 AM   #72
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I agree with you Cameron.

Btw, everyone of you, check out this thread:
Heritage reconstruction and renovation in Leipzig
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Landgerichtsgebäude Leipzig (Südvorstadt)

And when I win the lottery I would donate millions to reconstruct all the Towers, Roofs and Neo-renaissance fassade tops (Giebel), Erker of the romantic and very impressive Gründerzeit Landgericht in Leipzig Süd!!

Secondl: the Justizpalast (palace) in its original design in Magdeburg (Halberstädter Strasse) with its prewar towers and beautiful mainfacade.

And finally the amputated wings with tall towers and beautiful entrance hall of likewise amputated former wings of the Landgericht in in Berlin (Littenstrasse).

I think the whole "show"will easily cost 100 to 150 Million Euro's.
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Old December 21st, 2014, 04:10 PM   #74
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Some pictures I took during a recent trip to Leipzig:


The town hall of Leipzig.


View from the oldtown market square.


The church where Bach worked and composed.


The federal administrative court of germany (as informed by "Xorcist")


The university. New, modern building with incorporated details of the pre-war university building.


Detail from the old city center.


New building in the old city center.


Another detail from the city center.


A century old mall.
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Bundasrat: THe state legislature of Saxony.
Sorry, but THIS building is the Federal Administrative Court of Germany. The Bundesrat is in Berlin and similar to the US Senate or the British House of Lords. The Saxonian Landtag is located in Dresden, as Dresden is the Capital of the Free State of Saxony...
btw the ruins of the pre-war university were completely destroyed in the early 60s by the east-german communists.

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New building in the old city center.
This looks like it was built in the 1930s!
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Old December 22nd, 2014, 02:01 PM   #77
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Sorry, but THIS building is the Federal Administrative Court of Germany. The Bundesrat is in Berlin and similar to the US Senate or the British House of Lords. The Saxonian Landtag is located in Dresden, as Dresden is the Capital of the Free State of Saxony...
btw the ruins of the pre-war university were completely destroyed in the early 60s by the east-german communists.
Sorry, my error. I live in Germany since 4 years (married a german woman), so some school knowledge lacks by me. I thought Bundesrat was for the state level what the Bundestag was for the federal level.

To "ThatOneGuy": This was no error, as it has a retro aesthetic. You can see the building "in Bau" earlier in this link.
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The state level equivalent of the Bundestag is called Landtag in Saxony and most other states.
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Old December 22nd, 2014, 05:35 PM   #79
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The state level equivalent of the Bundestag is called Landtag in Saxony and most other states.
Allright, thanks for the education.

What really comes across as a lost potential in Leipzig is the eastern rim of the old city; that broad "belt" where the old Opera used to stand. The architecure framing it on the west side belongs to the old city and is still nice, while the east side is dominated by post-war "DDR-architecture" mixed with recent, modern fillins.

The DDR-theater occupying the spot where the old Opera stood is surprisingly classy for an east block monument, but still can´t be satisfactory as a replacement for the original. It also looks like they have invested in renovation and current use, so I guess hoping for a rebuild Opera is a vain hope.
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This looks like it was built in the 1930s!
That is awesome. I'm lost for words
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