Re: Re: Reconstructing Lost Buildings

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For people who doubted gunter’s reporting skills, Frank McDonald has re-stated his ‘Las Vegas’ judgement on the – Berlin Palace reconstruction proposal – in today’s Irish Times.

See scan of article below;

If that print is too small, maybe some of ye with online subscriptions might post a direct link

As Graham has said, we can’t possibly know the mindset of the Berlin public who campaigned for the reconstruction of this building, whose war torn shell, as Frank acknowledges, the Communuist government of East Germany vindictively demolished, but one suspects that a impulse to reclaim lost heritage, rather than pure architectural appreciation may have been the deciding factor.

Is it a valid aspiration to attempt to reclaim lost heritage?

Can lost heritage be reclaimed?

Does anybody care?

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