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Old May 5th, 2013, 09:10 AM   #81
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It was a very over the top Art Nouveau building.

Source: Deutsche Fotothek
Mesmerizing photograph. Haunting.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 01:23 PM   #82
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Having a closer look at the photo I noticed the name on the building and was able to find a better photo of it!

It was the Kaufhaus Herzfeld, or Herzfeld Department Store

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What a beauty...
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Old May 6th, 2013, 07:39 PM   #83
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Here it is under construction. Also under construction is the Schloß, and the Standehaus site has been cleared:


Apparently, they had second thoughts about the Jugendstil not long afterwards:



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Old May 9th, 2013, 06:19 PM   #84
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Since we drifted westward, and are now on Wilsdruffer-Straße, I wonder what is know about the building with the tall gable to the right of the Löwenapotheke, the new one, dating from 1913. Also see the colored postcard from my previous post and see that the building in question has already been replaced:

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Where is this in relation to the Altmarkt?
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Where is this in relation to the Altmarkt?
NW corner of the Altmarkt, looking down Wilsdruffer Strasse, the intersection with Schloss-Strasse
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This is the SE corner of Johann-Straße and Moritz-Straße
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Old June 11th, 2013, 07:57 PM   #88
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This is from a postcard on ebay.de.
"Dresden, Residenz Café, Altmark, Ecke König Johann Straße"




I am pretty sure that is the building in the center of these photos:



The 1920s: What happened? Did they ruin the interior as well?
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This is from a postcard on ebay.de.
"Dresden, Residenz Café, Altmark, Ecke König Johann Straße"




I am pretty sure that is the building in the center of these photos:



The 1920s: What happened? Did they ruin the interior as well?
They "cleaned" the facade in the twenties. The Nazis called that destroyment later "Entschandelung". One can probably translate it in "re"-figurement. It happened all over Germany and thousands of beautiful facades were victim of this mouvement. Most of Berlin was destroyed by them and not by WW 2.
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This is NICE:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9256671...7633461363586/

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Has a lost nineteenth/early 20th century building ever been reconstructed? I can't think of any. It's a strange thing, but people feel they can be tasteful appreciating classical architecture up till the end of the 18th century, but anything beyond that is too historicist, and not genuinely historical enough to be regarded as a treasure worthy of restoring. If anything Victorian and Edwardian buildings are still more at risk of demolition.

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Has a lost nineteenth/early 20th century building ever been reconstructed? I can't think of any. It's a strange thing, but people feel they can be tasteful appreciating classical architecture up till the end of the 18th century, but anything beyond that is to historicist, and not genuinely historical enough to be regarded as a treasure worthy of restoring. If anything Victorian and Edwardian buildings are still more at risk of demolition.
Good point, and the huge amount of Wilhelmine and Grunderzeit buildings that dominated the city growth in Germany from 1870 to 1920 really did establish a look and feel that was largely lost. Some are being restored, but for example, most of Johannstadt and Stiessen were such, and wiped out.
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As already mentioned several times, those buildings are of ernormius detail and ornamentation as you know and therefore very expensive to reconstruct or even build new ones in this stiles.
Another piont is, that we have still a very large lobby of architects, that dont see them as worthy enough and even more obstructive is the fact, that the times when investors payed a lot of money to get ultra decorated buildings is just gone. Selfrepresentation through such buildings is not longer needful enough and doesnt pay of. It will take a long time to change that, if it is possible at all. But the increased amount of neo-neotraditional buildings in luxury real estate segment might change this slightly over the next decades.
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Time to wake up this thread. I don't know what to think about the intervention that was done before the War. Many Baroque gems were demolished, and although they were replaced by some really nice buildings, I still think if a large-scale reconstruction of Dresden ever happens (it probably won't), I would much rather see original Dresden Baroque palaces reconstructed than historicist buildings that were quite common all over Germany.
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