Urban retail (11) Berlin

What is a center that has been razed? an urban problem. Alexanderplatz in Berlin was destroyed during WWII, and its rebuilding under the DDR produced a typical 1960s space which was quite far from a historic reconstruction. It is a very open space, but the buildings are not always up to the task (Mediamarkt has made a terrible work…). Some have decided to become more introvert, as Galleria Kaufhaus, a department store. Just to remind you where you are, as in any border area you have signs in the shop in the neighboring language… which here is, as an exotic element for a spaniard, polish…

Galleria Kaufhof on AlexanderPlatz (red color is not the real one...)

Galleria Kaufhof on AlexanderPlatz (red color is not the real one…)

The dome over the central space of the department store

The dome over the central space of the department store

The escalators under the central dome

The escalators under the central dome

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