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Old September 20th, 2014, 02:03 PM   #1461
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development at Leipziger Square and Potsdamer Square

The visitorcenter will close one of the last gaps in this area. Here little overview of the development.

before war, Potsdamer Square and Leipziger Square...



after war



the wall




around 2000



2008 overview...



Leipziger 12 /Wertheim today, one of the biggest


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Old September 21st, 2014, 07:43 PM   #1462
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 12:53 PM   #1463
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Old September 25th, 2014, 07:20 PM   #1464
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Humboldtforum - citycastle recontruction - structural work nearly finished!




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More pics, information and stuff here: City Palace Reconstruction (Stadtschloss) - "Humboldt-Forum" | U/C
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Old September 26th, 2014, 01:01 AM   #1465
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Tacheles building - Oranienburger Strasse

New Investor: Private Equity Firma Perella Weinberg Partners

they bought it for 150Mio €....





Place of alternative culture, there have been fights for this area since many years, lets see what the new investor will do....

older plans for the areal here for example.
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Old September 26th, 2014, 02:45 AM   #1466
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Leipziger Platz 12 "Mall of Berlin" after opening on Thursday:

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Old September 26th, 2014, 02:07 PM   #1467
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State Opera and State Library renovation and modernization











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more about it in the german SSC-thread here.
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Old September 26th, 2014, 06:48 PM   #1468
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Old October 1st, 2014, 04:05 PM   #1469
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Albrecht-Achilles-Str. 65 - New Appartmenthouse - "Kurfuerstenlogen"

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typ of building: appartments






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Baywobau allready realised other highclass appartment-projects around "Kurfuerstendamm" by replacing nasty after-war buildings...

Achilles project:


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Here you can see how it looks now.
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 08:19 PM   #1470
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Berlin truly has a special style in modern construction. In most cities in its situation, you would have glassy buildings in almost every new development.
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Old October 3rd, 2014, 11:28 AM   #1471
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Still looking forward to see more modern stuff and skyscrapers being built in Berlin.
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Old October 3rd, 2014, 02:10 PM   #1472
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Old October 5th, 2014, 04:42 AM   #1473
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New Investor: Private Equity Firma Perella Weinberg Partners

they bought it for 150Mio €....





Place of alternative culture, there have been fights for this area since many years, lets see what the new investor will do....

older plans for the areal here for example.
I was searching but haven't been able to find any pre-war images of this site -- does anyone have access to any?
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Old October 5th, 2014, 12:26 PM   #1474
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http://www.kunsthaus-tacheles.de/institution/history/

It was originally built as a shopping mall, but due to the location it never performed. That might be also a main reason why it takes so long to develop the site.

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Old October 5th, 2014, 01:11 PM   #1475
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Wow...it looked incredible back then! So sad, Berlin lost nearly all it's pomp and circumstance. I wonder, what they will do with building and the adjacent plots...
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Old October 7th, 2014, 10:45 PM   #1476
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Still looking forward to see more modern stuff and skyscrapers being built in Berlin.
I am not! Leave them outside the city center. Does anyone like Frankfurt or La Defense in Paris? No - but tourists all over the world are coming back to Dresden with its baroque core.
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Old October 8th, 2014, 03:16 AM   #1477
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I am not! Leave them outside the city center. Does anyone like Frankfurt or La Defense in Paris? No - but tourists all over the world are coming back to Dresden with its baroque core.
While I tend to agree with you -- and I would welcome more historical reconstruction -- I have to wonder that in the future, the modernist architecture of today may, if done well and it respects a human scale at the pedestrian level, be itself a "historic" attraction.
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I am not! Leave them outside the city center. Does anyone like Frankfurt or La Defense in Paris? No - but tourists all over the world are coming back to Dresden with its baroque core.
Hear, hear! If I wanted to see Modernism, I'd go into my own city's downtown. No one travels to see Modernism. No one cares about it. Its omnipresence has cheapened it, like an inflated currency. People travel to see truly unique regional architecture. I encourage all regions of the globe to delight in their own locale's specific Neotraditional style. Architectural diversity is much more interesting than an assimilation of all places into one boring global style. One can explore contemporary architecture within a traditional cultural framework. The fact that Berliners recognize this fact makes it easily one of the most progressive places in the world; way ahead of the curve.
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Old October 8th, 2014, 11:08 AM   #1479
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I am not! Leave them outside the city center. Does anyone like Frankfurt or La Defense in Paris? No - but tourists all over the world are coming back to Dresden with its baroque core.
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While I tend to agree with you -- and I would welcome more historical reconstruction -- I have to wonder that in the future, the modernist architecture of today may, if done well and it respects a human scale at the pedestrian level, be itself a "historic" attraction.
I'm not an architect nor do I know lot about different styles, but with the places I've seen in Berlin the historical and refurbished "centre" is easily the most boring part of the city. Alex for example is much more intresting with it's über-cool DDR-arcitechture - do not forget that part of your history! And without a doubt places like Kreutzberg, Prenzlauer berg and the area around Ostbahnhof are much more intresting (albeit not because of their restored or well preserved historical buildings).

Do not try to recreate history of some specific era, it's reborn everyday anyway. Just preserve some. Tokyo is one example where modernisn is actually already making historical districts in a way.

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Old October 8th, 2014, 01:58 PM   #1480
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What you may perceive as boring ghettobird, is a haven of grand history and beautiful sights for others. Speaking of Unter den Linden and the Berlin City Palace rising from the ashes currently. The restored Museum Island is unparalleled in the world.

You don't seem to be capable of recognizing the wounds Berlin had to take. It has never been Paris, but it was a beautifully grown historical city with exciting layers. Much of that was lost. And what you described as the "historical center" actually isn't there. The whole old town of Berlin was wiped out.

That's Berlin's old center before WW2, hardly anything of that is left:

Source: http://www.berliner-historische-mitte.de/

That's anything but boring, it was the liveliest part of pre-war Berlin actually.
No one's denying the qualities of Kreuzberg, Alex or Friedrichshain. But the city needs a heart too, not just a liver that can take all those drunkards from abroad.
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