Rebuilding a Palace May Become a Grand Blunder – (01.01.2009)
The New York Times, Michael Kimmelmann
A hole has appeared in the center of town here. The symbolism is impossible to miss. Berlin’s plan is to erect a fake Baroque palace, a copy of the Hohenzollern Stadtschloss that once stood where that hole is, the site culminating the great avenue called Unter den Linden, at whose other end is the Brandenburg Gate. In December a little-known Italian architect, Franco Stella, won what passed for the building’s competition, which required a design faithfully reproducing three of the four original facades and much of the interior courtyard, leaving the fourth to the designer’s imagination.
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