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IMO there should have been reconstruction of the 1894 original Reichstag building in Berlin


 

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I don't. I like the juxtaposition of the massive old structure with the new light glass cupola: the old Prussian massiveness and the new German lightness.


If it hadn't been destroyed, then I would have definetely kept it the way it was.
 

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I think they did a remarkably good job on the new one. The glass dome is fantastic, and (as urbane mentioned) the juxtaposition of the modernist dome and classical proportions and materials is something quite unique. A job well done. The garden looks rather dire though...
 

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The new Reichstag look better than the old one.

The old Reichstag looked like many other buiuldings while the new one is truly unique and beautiful.
 

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^yes indeed Arpels, the old dome was a great work without doubts, although that structure was destroyed during the Second WW. I believe that the old structures when they are recovered must include elements of the moment at which it was recovered to make clear that the building underwent a great restoration, in fact, of this building only kept the walls at that sad year.
 

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The Wrapped Reichstag by Christo and Jeanne-Claude 1995

After a struggle spanning through the Seventies, Eighties and Nineties, the wrapping of the Reichstag was completed on June 24th, 1995 by a work force of 90 professional climbers and 120 installation workers. The Reichstag remained wrapped for 14 days and all materials were recycled.

I can't believe that it's already 11 years ago!







 

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What's the story with the wrapping? Was it there for the duration of some reparations, or just as an artwork? Was the dome built after the wrapping?
How did it look like before it was "fixed"?

Anyway, awesome building!
 
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