berlinsights.de is back in Berlin, after more than a year working in South Africa. When we looked at our former premises Unter den Linden (UdL) 40, we found that the 10.000 sqm between Mittelstr. and UdL are currently being completely refurbished, works tasked to the David Chipperfield group by investor Harm Müller – Speer from Hamburg. He had made the deal for the “French Palais’ in 2014, winning the bid from among 350 potential parties interested in the historic building. The same investor of the Spreedreieck (near Friedrichstr.140), the former and famous ‘Tränenpalast’ and the ‘Hackesche Höfe’, among others, is said to expand office space by up to 17.000 sqm. His shame came with Berlin’s municipality that first opposed partial damage of the historic site: monument protection is ‘holy’ for Berliners, or at least he had to wait a bit for the building permit. By now, mid-2020, people hardly realize that works are speeding up. As for now, media stay silent, although ZDF is right next door. Who wants to know more, tours can be organized.
Back from South Africa, river Spree receives many more visitors than the pandemic would allow, as we are all Berliners! Stay safe!
#berlinsights Susanne at the Cape, SA, with Michael who enjoys his ‘Berlin’ outfit :-)
Successful women worldwide earn approximately one third less than men, while they have become up to 75% more in numbers over the past 20 years.
Erfolgreiche Frauen weltweit verdienen ab 50 knapp ein Drittel weniger als Maenner, obwohl ihre Zahl in letzten zwanzig Jahren um 75% gestiegen ist.
Moon eclipse this Friday, July 27, 2018, in Berlin’s eve around 20 – 22 p.m.
… a great place to linger around these days is the ‘House of the World’s Cultures (HKW), the former Congress Hall at John-Foster-Dulles Allee, D-10557 Berlin. Typically named the ‘Pregnant Oister’, Water Music is on right now until August 18, 2018: ‘Goodbye UK – and Thank You for the Music’!
‘Rain can be one of the best creative filters, and best part is, it’s free!’
– Saud Al Faisal
Middle Eastern research group enjoying Kreuzberg’s hip location „Strauss“ coffee shop at the former morgue of the Friedrichwerderscher Protestant Cemetery, Bergmannstr.42 – 44.