T2 & Pier D Images

Re: T2 & Pier D Images

Postby johnglas » Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:49 pm

fergalr:Damn! And apologies.
Yes Speer was not shy and retiring and Germania would have been a nightmare (not least for those millions on whose bones it would have been built), but there are some buildings surviving from that era which have presence and their own attraction. Come to think of it, some of our current 'developers' have (had) megalomaniac visions not far short of Speer.
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Re: T2 & Pier D Images

Postby fergalr » Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:54 pm

The EUR in Rome is interesting. Mussolini was less doctrinaire about his architecture than Hitler.

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Re: T2 & Pier D Images

Postby Global Citizen » Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:40 pm

Fergal wrote:Templehof is closed now though, and Berlin is closing Tegel airport too, and moving all their flights to Schönefeld airport by 2011.

Almost a year since it closed now.
Not only was it an architectural classic as airports go, but it was very user friendly (probably as it was so quiet in recent years) and its location so close to the heart of one of Europe's major cities was enviable.
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