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Soul-Crushing Stalinesque Architecture? Memory Trip, New Hip, & Heritage

Friday, June 29th, 2007

For anyone who was certain that all those super-ugly”commie blocks,” built in East Berlin during the height of the German Democratic Republic’s most intense enthrallment to Stalin, would get the chop after the Wall came down, here’s an explanation for why they’re staying: Warum “die Kultbauten am Alexanderplatz” nicht abgerissen werden. It’s a short (under […]

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