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Old March 7th, 2008, 07:42 PM   #581
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I have to say that the modern buildings don't even look that bad:

















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Old March 7th, 2008, 08:30 PM   #582
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I have to say that the modern buildings don't even look that bad
Second that. The renderings and awnings suggested way worse results.
I'm positively surprised, the sandstone facades look particularly good.

But those black roof tiles are horrible. They should have used red ones instead. And I'm still quite cynical about the biggest modern facade towards Neumarkt, hope it won't be that bland and crappy.

A point of heavy criticism is that disgusting glass entrance - probably the biggest fault at the whole Neumarkt area hitherto. Hope they're going to replace this nasty thing in some years (fine with me if they do it immediately)...

Apart from these points, I'm pretty pleased with the results so far. The best that could happen to this magnificent place!
And we have to keep in mind - it's the first reconstruction project of such measures since the direct rebuilding times (after WW2) in the world. They're making faults and everybody should learn from it - someday Germany will have no concerns to reconstruct all its lost important historical places and buildings. Promised
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Old March 10th, 2008, 02:54 AM   #583
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I remember the reconstruction of the Kurlaender Palais was conceptualized ... what... about ~10 years ago?

What took so long for construction to commence and what will be its use? A hotel perhaps?
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Quartier III of the Neumarkt today - almost everything's stripped now.
I could puke on that crappy glass entrance, but the rest of the quarter is quite pleasing (way better than expected):


















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Old March 11th, 2008, 10:18 PM   #585
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The difference between the "old" building and that slice of glass just shows you how crappy modern architecture is.
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Old March 11th, 2008, 10:20 PM   #586
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Before the war:



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Old March 11th, 2008, 10:34 PM   #587
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In Dresden gehts voran!
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It really does. I don't see why people think modern architecture is the future. Modern architecture becomes ugly after a decade for a reason. I find it more backward to build structures we are just going to have to replace every decade then building beautiful structures that will last forever in style. I have no clue what people are thinking. Its cheap yes, attractive no. I could stand to see the modern structures in this project(including that shitty excuse for an entrance) replaced with the original structures.
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A historical photo showing the area (Quartier III) from above, at the Frauenkirche cupola.
The narrow building in the center use to be the glass entrance nowadays.

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And a short reminder of what the area looked like after WW2. The big pile of rubble in the center is where the Frauenkirche stood...stands.

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More Quartier III











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Old March 12th, 2008, 08:04 PM   #592
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It's strange, how some buildings survived the bombings quite well. The Academy of Arts for example. Even the frail domes seem untouched.

Thanks for keeping us always up to date!
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None of the buildings stood there a couple of years ago...just a big pile of rubble and nothing else. The carpark should disappear soon as well (site of Quartier VII).




sucks (that's all I have to say)



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is that fountian still there? If not they should rebuild it.
The modern looking structures are okay, the blend in but the glass entrance should have never been built. They should have rebuilt the narrow structure that originally stood there.
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^ Alright, the fountain's still there. It's called Türkenbrunnen (you may guess the translation ).
It was built in 1866 and survived the bombings of WW2. You can see it on Kampflamms 2nd pic in his last post, to the left in front of the colourful buildings.

While I'm at it... Some more impressions of the Türkenbrunnen:





Before WW2, with the Frauenkirche in front of it


Also pre-war, at night


A gem left in the ashes


Lil' bonus: Overview of Neumarkt in 1936


A pre-war postcard showing the Neumarkt Quartier III (of which you can see the last update pictures)


View from the city hall (which has been rebuilt in a simple way after war) towards Neumarkt and Frauenkirche (1910)



I have some additional (better) historical photographs, perhaps I'm going to show them in the Germany pre-war thread.
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Are there plans to restore the city hall to its pre-war style?
Interesting that a fountian was able to survive such bombing and so well.
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Are there plans to restore the city hall to its pre-war style?
Sadly not.

The buildings along the Schlossstrasse (Castle Street) of Quartier VIII might look like this:



Schlossstrasse is the street on the left between the castle facade and the excavated basements:

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Oh well. It probably will in the near future. I hope those buildings get that restoration work.
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Looking good. Those window dressings in particular are very attractive. My only criticism would be that some of those roofs with dormer windows look too busy. If you see the original photos there aren't so many stacked above each other. Overall however, a spectacular urban renewal project!!

Great pics, great thread...
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^ Alright, the fountain's still there. It's called Türkenbrunnen (you may guess the translation ).
It was built in 1866 and survived the bombings of WW2. You can see it on Kampflamms 2nd pic in his last post, to the left in front of the colourful buildings.

While I'm at it... Some more impressions of the Türkenbrunnen:




Why it is called TÜRKENBRUNNEN ???

We also have a GERMAN Fountain in Istanbul

====================> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Fountain
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