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Old July 21st, 2010, 08:54 PM   #301
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Wow Nice!
But whats going to happen with Park Inn Hotel?
Will it be renovated?
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 03:32 AM   #302
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^ It was renovated for 20 million bucks just some years ago.
But I guess it could get such an illuminated fresh top, as you can see in the first rendering.
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Old August 10th, 2010, 04:31 AM   #303
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when are these projects going to be completed? be im going to be there by july of 2013
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Old August 10th, 2010, 04:32 AM   #304
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 03:25 PM   #305
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Another important feature of UGG Classic Mini Boots 5854 is that it will not cause damages to your feet on account of its soft sheep skin.
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 03:32 PM   #306
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Nice projects!
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Old October 10th, 2010, 09:11 PM   #307
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In that rendering, the Park Inn has an illuminated top. In order to match up with the other proposed buildings in Alexanderplatz, the top has to be over 25 metres high. But that would be too excessive, so the top should be 10 metres high, and two 25-metre spires added, and the total height of the new Park Inn would be 150m, just like all the other proposed skyscrapers in Alexanderplatz. And the Park Inn would get a brand new facade and reduced podium.
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Old October 16th, 2010, 03:41 PM   #308
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Some pictures of the construction at ostkreuz

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Old January 21st, 2011, 08:05 AM   #309
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From the BBI Airport thread - let's have a look at its progress in December for a change

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Old January 21st, 2011, 11:03 AM   #310
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Old January 21st, 2011, 11:17 AM   #311
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der Tower sieht deutlich besser aus als ich befürchtete...

Schicker flughafen, jetzt muss er nur noch eröffnen
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Old January 31st, 2011, 07:38 PM   #312
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Looks majestic! Especially the tower....Would be nice to have such a lighting tower at Oslo airport
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Old February 1st, 2011, 10:01 AM   #313
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No, but its is still cold
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 04:41 PM   #314
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when is the planned completition?
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Old April 11th, 2011, 01:28 AM   #315
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Wow! Berlin is going to be AMAZING! haha es tut Mir Leid von mein deutsch. Ich bin aus Amerika.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 03:49 AM   #316
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I just wonder if you can see the Fernsehturm from Schönefeld. I saw it once quite clearly going down a Rudower Chaussee (S-Bahn Adlershof).

The watchtower looks amazing. The terminal is a mix of the New National Gallery and Paul-Löbe-Haus ( at least the front of it ) And I really contemplate the high level of the craft. This concrete looks awesome:

http://www.berlin-airport.de/images/...lternative.jpg
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Old April 17th, 2011, 09:25 PM   #317
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So good to see Berlin with so much going on and some taller buildings as well.
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Old April 24th, 2011, 03:06 AM   #318
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Berlin on the Road to Becoming a Start-Up Mecca

Berlin is home to an ever increasing number of innovative new technology start-up companies -- to the point that even Silicon Valley venture capitalists are taking notice. With a new focus on the country, many companies are beginning to innovate rather than simply clone successful American ideas.

Under-employed hipsters, exiled artists and wannabe punks -- Berlin's image has never been that of a capital of entrepreneurial innovation.

That, though, may soon change. While tourists still flock to the city to dance in Berlin's renowned nightclubs, computer programmers are also coming to the city in droves -- to work in the rapidly increasing number of high-tech startups that are now calling the German capital home. "Berlin is a great place for startups," Matt Cohler, co-founder of professional networking site LinkedIn and a former Facebook executive, told SPIEGEL ONLINE.

Now a partner at the venture capital firm Benchmark Capital, Cohler says the city is one of the best in Europe when it comes to the environment necessary to nurture a thriving start-up scene. "People from all over Europe, from the east and the west, converge on the city, and many of them have strong technical backgrounds," he said. "Plus, the city has a nice atmosphere and it's cheap."

It is a sentiment echoed by many of those who have recently set up shop in Berlin. A smiling Ijad Madisch greets visitors to his attic headquarters in the heart of Berlin. The office's slanted ceilings, skylights and exposed beams give the place a cozy feeling of exclusivity. And then there is the vat of steaming chicken masala in the kitchen, catered and ready to satiate dozens of hungry 20-something developers when they are ready for lunch.

Madisch is the 30-year-old founder of ResearchGate, a new social networking site designed specifically to help researchers share the fruits of their labor and help each other with tips and shortcuts. He is full of praise for a city that many are now touting as a kind of European Silicon Allee.

'Contacting Us All the Time'

"The question is always, will you get the people you are looking for," says Madisch. "And Berlin has people coming to it from all over the world. For young people, it is simply a cool place to live -- and we have people contacting us all the time."

The list of new tech start-ups in the German capital is long -- and sounds more like a name-dropping of exotic African valleys than a potential anchor of Berlin's future economy: Ondango, Wooga, Twago, Neonga, Veodu. The list goes on. Not all, of course, will end up making the leap to Internet stardom, but Cohler says that, whereas German start-ups in the past tended to be more focused on the German market, "we are now starting to see companies in Berlin that are addressing a global market."

A Music Industry Juggernaut

One of those companies is SoundCloud. Originally from Sweden, but headquartered in Berlin since 2007, the site is an online audio platform which allows musicians to share ideas, tracks and sound snippets instantly. It also includes a publishing tool for distribution and has just launched a Q&A feature to allow users to chat with the thousands of artists who use the site. In the last several months alone, the site has gone from 2 million users to 3.5 million users -- making it a juggernaut in the music industry.

The growth rate of ResearchGate isn't far behind. The site has 800,000 users, mostly young Ph.D.s and post-docs, and allows for more intense academic collaboration than has often been possible. "Science is not very efficient," Madisch, a medical doctor who specialized in virology at Harvard Medical School, says in explaining the idea behind the site. "You do something, research a question you are interested in, and if your research doesn't work out, you don't publish it. I want to see that negative data published. This is a place to talk about stuff that doesn't work."

Armed with venture capital from Benchmark, Madisch -- who is originally from Hanover -- had the choice of moving his company to Silicon Valley or Berlin. He chose the latter for the ease of finding highly qualified employees. In California, he says, it would have been difficult to compete for talent with giants like Apple, Google and Facebook.

Lately, though, hiring promising young developers has become tougher in Berlin as well. Almost every Internet start-up based in the city has a long list of positions they are trying to fill, and programmers are able to pick and choose. And the market has only become more competitive in recent months.

Copycats and Venture Capitalists

"The scene in Berlin has been booming for three years," says Alexander Hüsing, founder and editor-in-chief of the online publication deutsche-startups.de. "But since last autumn especially, more and more companies are coming to the city. Everyone is looking for people. There is a real shortage of developers at the moment."

Such jobs, of course, are badly needed in the capital. For years, Berlin's economy has lagged well behind the rest of the country and unemployment has remained stubbornly high. Even now, though the unemployment rate has been trending downward for years, it remains above 13 percent.

Despite the recent boom, it seems doubtful that tech start-ups will be able to make much of a dent in that number. While the city government calls Berlin "an open laboratory for new developments," it has shied away from offering financial incentives to start-ups. And although there are venture capitalists in Germany, most seed money for tech start-ups is still centered in the US.

"There is plenty of money in Germany, but it isn't invested as quickly," Hüsing says. "Germans are simply more reserved and focus more on the risks." Plus, he says, venture capitalists -- and entrepreneurs -- here have in the past shown more interest in establishing German copycats of successful US firms than creating something brand new. Soon after Twitter launched, for example, "there were about a dozen clones in Germany," he says. One of the most successful first-generation German start-ups, studiVZ, is little more than a Facebook clone.

With the recent newcomers, however, that appears to be changing. And, as Cohler says, start-up scenes often grow organically. "A good start-up ecosystem is all about people and networks," he says. "If a scene is really going to be robust, it kind of has to be the main thing going on in that place. In Berlin, it is possible that main thing will turn out to be start-ups."
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Overseas special: Top 10 places to buy abroad

To buy or not to buy – that is the question for property investors during a slump. But with signs of a global recovery under way, now could be the time to act. Graham Norwood suggests the best places to buy

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6 Berlin

Germans rent more than they buy, so where better for investors than a city many regard as the new capital of Europe? Eastern central Berlin is now more chic – and pricier – than the West. In the central area, expect to pay £300,000 for a well-located apartment.

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TAG Purchases Apartment Complex in Berlin’s Marzahn District

TAG Immobilien AG (TEG), a German company that invests in homes and commercial buildings, purchased a complex with 612 apartments in Berlin’s Marzahn district.

TAG will buy the homes with money raised from a share sale, the company said in a statement that didn’t include the price. The seller is a company controlled by Peakside Capital, a private equity firm, according to a separate statement.

The property has about 43,600 square meters (469,000 square feet) of space and is almost fully occupied, Hamburg-based TAG said. Marzahn is in eastern Berlin.
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