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Breslau / Wroclaw...amazing city.
 

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^^

And it looks even better now. However, you'll find it very different to the pre-war Breslau, because less than 50% of buildings were reconstructed...
Well... it looks like most of the buildings in the example you provided here were in fact reconstructed.

Why would you, or anyone, cite a less than %50 reconstruction statistic as somehow being a good thing?

Trolling perhaps? ;)


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Well... it looks like most of the buildings in the example you provided here were in fact reconstructed.

Why would you, or anyone, cite a less than %50 reconstruction statistic as somehow being a good thing?

Trolling perhaps? ;)
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Do you know what reconstruction term means? Actually, if you'll take a look closer, most of buildings have completely different facades and weren't reconstructed...and surprise, surprise, they look far better, are more colourful and various than before WW2. No trolling here ;)
 

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Do you know what reconstruction term means? Actually, if you'll take a look closer, most of buildings have completely different facades and weren't reconstructed...and surprise, surprise, they look far better, are more colourful and various than before WW2. No trolling here ;)
The Polish Commies decided that the pre-war square should not get reconstructed, because many of the buildings were from the 19th century, when the city was part of Prussia and the German Empire. Neoclassicism and historicism were considered to be too German. Instead they decided to reconstruct the baroque appearance of the square, when the city was part of the Austrian Empire and allegedly not German (which illustrates how clueless ideologists are). These reconstructions were based on plans by Rudolf Stein, who was the municipal monument conservator of the city in the 1920s and 1930s. He published several books about the history of the old town to fight against the influence of some architects, who wanted to turn the city centre into some kind of modern utopia. Steins plans however were not entirely accurate, a fact that didn't bother the Commies.
 
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