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Old March 24th, 2016, 12:26 PM   #1921
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High Park looks great.
Fun fact: High Park is built above a subway line - the S- and U-Bahn is literally sliding through the building!

The entry gap for the train can be seen to the right here:


http://berlin.neubaukompass.de/Berli...ben-High-Park/

Website: http://www.zabel.com/en/investments/...ties/high-park


What the area looked like before:


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...lonnaden_4.jpg

When the Scandic Hotel and a residential building were finished, High Park is getting built above the subgrade section:


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...al_LWS0449.JPG


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...rk_LWS0456.JPG


Quite metropolitan solution there, huh.
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Old March 24th, 2016, 05:37 PM   #1922
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New Berlin Style rocks. How is this architecture-style possible with Regula Lüscher in charge?
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Old March 24th, 2016, 08:09 PM   #1923
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New Berlin Style rocks. How is this architecture-style possible with Regula Lüscher in charge?
I guess even she and her doctrines have to bow before Mammon. Many rich don't want to live in a run-of-the-mill Lüscher shoebox but want a little more class and style. There's a reason Patzschke and Nöfer are selling so well in especially these circles.
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Old March 24th, 2016, 08:32 PM   #1924
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Never thought I would say this, but capitalism is actually helping to heal Berlin's wounds. Of course, all those projects are mostly for the rich people, but imagine all the cheap, 1990-esque crap that could've been envisioned for those plots. So, thank you rich people, for giving us a more beautiful Berlin, even though we won't be able to enjoy it.

Also, Dresden can learn a thing or two from Berlin. An area like Neumarkt could've been rebuilt in less than 10 years, since it's the city centre of a booming city in a rich country. So, to all those from Dresden City Council that are reading or will read this (which is none), up yours!
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Old March 24th, 2016, 09:03 PM   #1925
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Fun fact: High Park is built above a subway line - the S- and U-Bahn is literally sliding through the building!

The entry gap for the train can be seen to the right here:
Incredible, thank you for the details. I hope they're good on acoustics.
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Old March 24th, 2016, 09:48 PM   #1926
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Going through the urban development threads of other large metropolises really helps putting Berlin's recent development into perspective. Yes, Berlin might not have as many fancy new skyscrapers (yet) and Berlin has some pretty mediocre Lüscher shoeboxes here and there, but overall no other cities have so many attractive traditional and early modernist projects going on additionally to reconstructions and partial reconstructions like the City Palace, Schinkelpatz, Alte Kommandatur, Friedrichsbrücke, State Library, Tiergarten, Parochial Church, Bauakademie etc. In contrast to the other cities Berlin is actually getting more and more beautiful each year not more modernist and thus uglier.
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Old March 25th, 2016, 12:42 AM   #1927
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They are completely isolated structures. No vibration passes between them. The Campus Center of Illinois Institute of Technology did this earlier to great success, and before that, the Monorail in Disney's Cosmopolitan Hotel.
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Old March 25th, 2016, 01:50 AM   #1928
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Actually there's historical precedents in Berlin, too (at Bülowstraße & Dennewitzplatz)...


http://gruss-aus-berlin.com/schoeneberg/dennewitzplatz/



Various tunnels carved through buildings there:



http://secretcitytravel.com/berlin-a...gh-house.shtml
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Old March 25th, 2016, 03:25 AM   #1929
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Thanks for pictures. That first one is so cool.
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Old March 28th, 2016, 08:54 AM   #1930
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I like Berlin

Berlin its a Beautiful place
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Old March 28th, 2016, 07:30 PM   #1931
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I don't think Berlin could be considered a "Beautiful" place when you compare it with other major European capitals because there was just too much damage done at the end of WW2 and in the bad old 60's and 70's. However a lot of their new developments are really great, good design, good materials and a real asset to the ever improving city - far better than a lot of the cheap crap going up in London at the moment.
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Old March 29th, 2016, 10:04 PM   #1932
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Depends what you call "beautiful"
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Old March 29th, 2016, 10:51 PM   #1933
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I think the fact that Berlin is not your typical quintessential beautiful European city is what makes it so special and dynamic.
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Old March 29th, 2016, 11:13 PM   #1934
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While I also wouldn't call Berlin a true beauty in the traditional sense, even I think it has it's beauty in certain regards and places. Unter den Linden, Museum Island, Gendarmenmarkt, Prenzlauer Berg, Charlottenburg, Tiergarten and the many lakes, parks and palaces surrounding the city come to mind.
Actually I often hear people (always non-Germans) saying how much they loved the city and that they found it beautiful. It always surprises me but I really do hear it often, so there must be something to it.
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Old March 30th, 2016, 05:02 AM   #1935
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Looks nicer than say Stuttgart if you ask me.
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Old March 30th, 2016, 09:13 AM   #1936
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I would say portonuts summarised it well. It is the dynamic that makes it special. I have also wondered what people refer to when they say it's beautiful. There are areas as you point out tiaren, but I can think of many cities that at least in my perspective are much more beautiful. There are less cities that I can think of that are more vibrant and dynamic though. But that is another issue.
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Old March 31st, 2016, 11:27 AM   #1937
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Berlin is nice and interesting because it's not just a historical museum from middle-age like many European cities. It has modern history and cool modern buildings too like the spaceship convention center or DDR-style Alexanderplatz, so cool. I hope when Berlin starts to build skyscrapers they would do it on they own brick-style, like the old Manhattan scrapers. The new glassy skyscrapers are plain boring and rarely characteristic at all.
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Old April 3rd, 2016, 06:43 PM   #1938
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Old April 4th, 2016, 12:33 PM   #1939
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Very good to see this awful empty plots being developed, especially with such fine buildings.
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Fun fact: High Park is built above a subway line - the S- and U-Bahn is literally sliding through the building!

The entry gap for the train can be seen to the right here:


http://berlin.neubaukompass.de/Berli...ben-High-Park/

Website: http://www.zabel.com/en/investments/...ties/high-park


What the area looked like before:


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...lonnaden_4.jpg

When the Scandic Hotel and a residential building were finished, High Park is getting built above the subgrade section:


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...al_LWS0449.JPG


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...rk_LWS0456.JPG


Quite metropolitan solution there, huh.
Are there plans to build new subway tracks beside the existing ones? If you look closely all buildings seem to be prepared for that.
Look at the second tunnel of the Scandic hotel, the blank wall at High Park, and the elevated area under the red building in the first picture. Are there infos about a new s-bahn or u-bahn line / expansion?
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