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“Horrible arquitecture.”

Embassy of the United States
Ranked #850 of 979 things to do in Berlin
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

More DDR style than any other building. Full of guards securing the empty streets. Home of the NSA, recording everything, as the Status then and others before. Ugly building, nothing to see here.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

I disagree with the other reviews but I think you have to have appreciated the architects views. The position is grand, right next to the Brandenburg Gates. All buildings were destroyed in WW2 and the rebuild of the city is rather bland overall. But if you appreciate the care and thought to not dominate the gates yet replicate with new style what once was there. We took an architect guided tour and it opened our eyes to the beauty of this building. Plus I always feel proud to see our embassy's overseas.

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

The US Embassy building stands on the left side of the beautiful, iconic Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Blucher Palace used to stand where this ugly building stands now. Surprisingly this embassy building was designed on the the plans that were competition winners. American architects Moore Ruble Yudell of Santa Monica, California designed this austere piece of architecture which lays more stress on security than beauty.

Date of experience: August 2015
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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.

Date of experience: June 2014
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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!

Date of experience: June 2014
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