In Berlin, Alexanderplatz is Hot Again --- This Time for Architects

April 19, 2015 8:19 PM

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In Berlin, Alexanderplatz is Hot Again --- This Time for Architects

For nearly half a century the tallest building in Berlin has been a relic of its Soviet past. The Park Inn, a slender glass and concrete hotel in Alexanderplatz, was erected in the late 1960's to mark East Germany’s 20th anniversary.

The 410-foot tall edifice, called Hotel Stadt Berlin at the time of its construction, can still be seen across much of the low-slung German capital today, standing in the shadow of the city’s television tower, the iconic sphere that stands just over 1,200 feet.

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