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Old March 11th, 2013, 01:36 PM   #21
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Construction finally started in March 2013!

While we'll mostly redirect to this thread here, I'll post construction update photos for once to show you what's going on.

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Und zu guter letzt nochmals Bilder von Samstag von dem größten und spannensten Projekt. Ich war wirklich erstaunt und erfreut was auf der Baustelle schon los war, so sieht es derzeit aus:













Und zum Schluss noch ein Bild auf dem man gut die Ausmaße erkennen kann und auch die gewaltige Anzahl an Kränen über der Stadt:



Bilder auch hier von mir.
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Old March 11th, 2013, 02:05 PM   #22
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A nice sample facade was erected next to the castle site - to showcase what the details of the facade will look like (it's from the upper part of the castle scheme):

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Karl-Liebknecht-Straße von tel33 auf Flickr

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Berliner Dom von tel33 auf Flickr
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Old March 11th, 2013, 02:08 PM   #23
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Closer look:


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More details: http://www.flickr.com/photos/picmic5...th/7883368618/
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Old March 11th, 2013, 03:41 PM   #24
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Interesting photos. It's been ages since the scheme was first announced! Like most other people on here, I don't like the modern/cheap river facade (although I never liked the dome over the original palace either). I wish they would reconstruct at least one room in the interior though, back to as it was.
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Old March 11th, 2013, 04:36 PM   #25
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Thanks! There's still hope for the Gigantentreppe (mammoth staircase) by Schlüter to get reconstructed, I think.

It was built in such generous proportions, so that the Prussian king would be able to go on horseback in there - indeed, with a horse.


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One of the grandest baroque staircases ever, without any doubt:

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Ceiling of the Gigantentreppe / Treppenhaus by Schlüter:

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All to be found at: http://www.stadtbild-deutschland.org...&postID=101046

(with many, many more interior views of the Stadtschloss!)
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Old March 11th, 2013, 04:43 PM   #26
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Btw: According to this source, one third of the original interior pieces of the Berlin City Palace still exists!

Many of the pieces were outsourced during WW2, later taken by the Russians and in GDR times in parts given back to East Germany.

So it indeed might be possible we see some rooms coming back sooner or later. That's not really decided yet.
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Old March 11th, 2013, 05:23 PM   #27
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Very nice! Thanks for posting erbse
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Old March 12th, 2013, 12:28 PM   #28
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beautiful news!! please keep alive this thread with photos and news...i really hope it will be possible to see some parts of the original interiors. when is it planned to finish the schloss?
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Very good news. I will check the other thread as well. I had no idea so much is planned and is being done.
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when is it planned to finish the schloss?
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Btw: According to this source, one third of the original interior pieces of the Berlin City Palace still exists!

Many of the pieces were outsourced during WW2, later taken by the Russians and in GDR times in parts given back to East Germany.

So it indeed might be possible we see some rooms coming back sooner or later. That's not really decided yet.
A full reconstruction of the Gigantentreppe would be amazing. Surely some part of the original interior must be reconstructed eventually, even if it's just a couple of rooms. Fingers crossed.
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Does 'partly' only refer to the Spree facade or is there anything else not being reconstructed?
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In comparison to other royal inner-city residences of the period (1700-1918), would it be fair to say that the StadtSchloss was the most magnificient in terms of its architectural design and details?

I'm thinking of the Stadtschloss in comparison to the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, Kremlin, Buckingham Palace, Hofburg in Vienna, royal palace of Madrid, Amielienborg in Copenhagen, and others.
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^ There are many historians, art scientists and authors referring to the Berlin City Castle "as the most important baroque inner-city royal residence in art history". (this sentence would be far shorter in German ) So indeed, it'd be fair to say that.


bolg: "Partly" refers both to the Spree facade and the interiors here. Also the first, smaller courtyard of the castle won't come back according to the current plans. But the interiors are ought to be build in a way they can be reconstructed later on.
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The Humboldt Box looks amazing, much more exciting than the faux-castle that is going to be erected there.
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feel free to buy it after the Palace is reconstructed
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The Humboldt Box looks amazing, much more exciting than the faux-castle that is going to be erected there.
Oh, have you seen the castle already? Now that's amazing, because I thought it was first going to be built.
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The Humboldt Box looks amazing, much more exciting than the faux-castle that is going to be erected there.
The only thing faux here is the faux architecture the Humboldt Box claims to have.
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The Humboldt Box looks amazing, much more exciting than the faux-castle that is going to be erected there.
The new Stadtschloss will be as much a "faux-castle" as a today concert of Beethovens Eroica will be a faux-symphony.
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Parenthetically, the Berliner Dom is a required backdrop to the Schloss simply because of locatoin; it usually appears in photos or renderings of the Schloss.

Will the spires/doms of the church be reunited with their original-looking crosses during the process of remaking the area into its classic form? The current contemporary cross atop the Dom looks pretty tacky.
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