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Posted 6 March 2006 - The Hague (NL):

The Palast der Republik is and soon used to be a remarkable building in the very centre of Berlin. It was constructed in 1970 to serve as a status symbol for the German Democratic Republic (DDR), but also for it's people. It hosted the most modern shopping mall of that time and was also home to the DDR Parliament for a long time.

The building itself is astonishingly ugly and local politicians recently decided that it should be demolished. Which is something that will for sure be regretted in a few years time, as this was a unique building which very well represents 50 years of communistic rule.

( Berlin - DE, February 2006)
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