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Old February 4th, 2010, 04:01 AM   #1361
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So, how come you studied the city's architecture for about 20 years? Are you a historian or something similar?
As a child in the southeastern US, I was always fascinated by "old buildings". That meant pretty much anything built before 1945. When I was twelve I read "Slaughterhouse Five", which was a landmark in my moral and geopolitcal development. So, I guess that my introduction to Dresden was, like that of so many others via accounts of its destruction.

I went on to study art and history at university, and one day came across an italian encyclopedia that was "just an old book" that was decoration in a bar around the campus. As I idly flipped through the pages, I saw a sepia tone photograph taken from the Rathausturm towards the Neumarkt, sometime before 1930, I think. The architecture fascinated me. It's not like I had never seen baroque style buildings before, but I was struck by what I saw. I guess my brain lit up a bit, and then I saw the caption: "Dresda".

That's what started it, around 1986. Here is the same view, but not the same photograph:

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/dres/bw08.jpg

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Old February 4th, 2010, 05:51 PM   #1362
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Old February 5th, 2010, 03:08 AM   #1363
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Dortmunder Union Dark, which I have not seen in ages.

(edit) that's what I was drinking at the pub when I saw the photograph

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Old February 5th, 2010, 08:50 AM   #1364
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I'm divided over this reconstruction. It's great to see former glory restored but it does have a bit of a Disney feel. Next to that my birthplace was kind of destroyed as well without us being involved at all and thanks to that I grew up in a gray ugly city. I wouldn't mind to see some buildings back as well.
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Old February 10th, 2010, 02:18 AM   #1365
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Why I'm Here, Pt 2

My interest in the city quickly passed by the tragedy of 1945, and centered on the architecture. What was there, as well as what might remained. Until about 15 years ago images were hard to come by, at least in the U.S., especially of the city post 1945. The first book I found here was the one by Hermann Heckmann about the architect Mattheus Daniel Poppelmann. It was laden with lovely photographs, though my now defunct German was never good enough to comprehend the text.

I visited in 1991 and 1993, seeing the obvious sights, but then heading for the periphery of the stadtmitte, finding the Aussere Neustadt, and the areas around the Luther-platz and Freidrichstadt.

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Old February 13th, 2010, 11:43 PM   #1366
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Are there any estimates for the reconstructions of the Church and the surrounding Quartiers?
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Old February 16th, 2010, 02:26 AM   #1367
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Old February 16th, 2010, 04:25 PM   #1368
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Old February 16th, 2010, 04:34 PM   #1369
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Are you kidding? Church and many other buildings are already reconstructed.
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Old February 16th, 2010, 08:28 PM   #1370
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I'm referring to the costs for the reconstruction any estimates on how much all this cost?
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Old February 17th, 2010, 01:35 PM   #1372
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great that build wiht the ancient stile..
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Old February 17th, 2010, 03:06 PM   #1373
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Building with ancient style? Some people are talking cryptical in this thread lately
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Old February 18th, 2010, 05:44 PM   #1374
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At the picture presented below there is shown also a city hall building with a huge tower. Are any chances (plans) of reconstruction this building?

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At the picture presented below there is shown also a city hall building with a huge tower. Are any chances (plans) of reconstruction this building?
I think that's the Neues Rathaus. It was damaged in 1945 but rebuilt in the 1950s.

http://www.dresden-und-sachsen.de/dresden/rathaus.htm

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Old February 18th, 2010, 05:52 PM   #1376
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It's still there! The tower in its original condition, the facade unfortunately a little bit simplyfied aber the War.

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It's still there! The tower in its original condition, the facade unfortunately a little bit simplyfied aber the War.

Wolfpaw was some seconds quicker. XD
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It's still there! The tower in its original condition, the facade unfortunately a little bit simplyfied aber the War.

Wolfpaw was some seconds quicker. XD
Thanks a lot. I haven't seen it at any picture at the forum (now I recognize fragments of the tower at some photos ). The tower is in really great (and probably original) condition. Maybe the original decorations of the building will be sometimes also reconstructed (now are very simple - the building was probably reconstructed but with changes typical for the socialist style of 50's and 60's).

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