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“Disgusting blow of the Cold War”

Embassy of the United States
Ranked #821 of 960 things to do in Berlin
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Reviewed 9 September 2014

Well, US embassy in Berlin does not visually differ from any other in the world - and most of the people of course understand the massive defensive measures. However, to build up such ugly bunker-like building just beside the historical monument of Brandenburger Tor, was very unlucky decision. As a man who remembers cold war on the eastern side of the Iron curtain, the appearance of this embassy reminded me the noisy sowiet trucks and vainglorious glances of the soldiers. Unfortunately I consider this as a depressing destruction of that memorable place.

Thank Miroslav_Kozelsky
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Goodness only knows how the Americans were allowed to build this dreadful building in such a historic area of Berlin. There is so much security around it which in a friendly city like Berlin is just absurd. If they are that paranoid about their safety, perhaps they should just stay at home!

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Reviewed 28 January 2014

This is the best example of a great intentional effort to destroy history and even a type of disrespect to it.A new building,just an ordinary official embassy,side to side to Brandenburg Gate .I am wonder where is the UNESCO!!!!

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Reviewed 8 December 2013

How to best ruin the heart and sole of a capital city, let the yanks move in and own it! Still acting like an occupying nation. Perfectly sited for spying on the Bundestag!

1  Thank Jason N
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

A large, ugly building that dwarfs the Brandenberg Gate, situated just next door. I know that brutalist and Bauhaus architecture are all the rage in Berlin, but this building is just lazy design with no hints or nods to the past, the present or the future. I don't know if this is supposed to be symbolic, but it is such a shame that something so large and brash has been constructed here...

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