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the-berg-luftbildAnd speaking of mountains in Berlin, we’re still devastated by the Berlin Senate’s refusal to consider architect Jacob Tigges’ proposal on erecting a mountain on the vast landing strip of historic Tempelhof airport, which was closed down in 2008. The area lies in the center of Berlin and it is still undecided what the city will do with it. In an open contest to submit ideas, Tigges had the genius idea of constructing a 1000m-high mountain, which would have become Berlin’s highest structure – including a ski resort, waterfalls and wild animals. It looks rather good on the pictures, so imagine what it might have looked like in reality… Another wasted opportunity to live up to Berlin’s reputation of being a unique city.

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  1. here & now › STORYBOARD #03: TEMPELHOFER FREIHEIT on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 21:54

    [...] government is still debating on the future of the site (my favourite proposal by an architect was to build a mountain), parts of the airport are being hired for fashion and art fairs or concerts whereas the landing [...]