Typical Nazi Architecture

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Typical Nazi Architecture

Post by imdkman » 29 Mar 2002 15:22

If you are interested in seeing some of the existing Architecture of The Third Reich, email me. I live in New York City 5 months of the year and Berlin, Germany the other 7. I like to travel, but have become interested in the Architecture of Europe. I've always like stripped Neo-Classic design and the National Socialist's version is so easily identifiable, one could almost be never wrong. The sheer size and magnatude of this "meglomanic' architectural monstracities is at times overwhelming. Just in Berlin, there are over 70 existing buildings built during this era.....most are used as municipalities, government and federal related offices. Of course Speer's Reich Chancellery was destroyed but the Propaganda Ministry across from it has just been rennovated for the home of some new Goverment office. The Olympic Stadion is under rennovation(again!), but is mostly used for soccer events and the home of the professional team. The grounds there are extensive with many examples of this Nazi Style.
Also in Nuermberg and Muenchen, there are many architectural reminders of this recent past.
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Post by Timo » 29 Mar 2002 16:02

The Olympic Stadium is the home stadium of Hertha BSC football club. The "soccer events" you describe are their home matches. I guess this is the professional team you mention.

Berlin's Olympic Stadium, designed by architecht Werner March, was built between 1934 and 1936 for the Olympic Games. 42 million Reichmarks were spent on its construction, which was completed by several hunderd different firms. The new stadium replaced the "German Stadium", designed by Otto March, Werner March's father. The Olympic complex encompasses hockey, swimming, and equestrian stadiums, as well as a theatre and the oval-shaped Olympic Stadium. If the seats of the Olympic Stadium were to be placed in a row, its length would amount to around 42 kilometers. The symbolism is apparent - the classic marathon run is 42.195 km long. The oval form of the arena is interrupted by the 25-meter wide Marathon Gate, from which one could look out upon the Mayfield and its belltower.

During the second world war, the Olympic Stadium was not spared from allied bombing-raids. In spite of a certain amount of damage, a reconstruction was possible, thereby reconfirming the Stadium's status as a symbol for the Olympic spirit, which exists externally in spite of the contingencies of history.

In 1969, the cinder track was replaced by a synthetic track. In 1974, further structural changes followed within the framework of a 27 million mark modernisation, during which an acrylic-glass roof, a floodlights and an electronic display system were installed. Several architectural features of this unique construction, which is under a preservation order, were also restored. Additionally, the new German Sporting Centre, which offers first-class training facilities for various athletic disciplines, was completed.

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Third Reich architecture on the web

Post by Geoff Walden » 29 Mar 2002 19:01

Those interested in the subject can see photos of several examples of Nazi architecture on the "Third Reich in Ruins" page,
http://www.reichinruins.simonides.org/index.htm . Check the subpages on Berlin, Nürnberg, Würzburg, Schweinfurt, Berchtesgaden, Munich, U.S. Army Posts, Misc. Sites.

Geoff Walden

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3rd reich

Post by ziggy wiseman » 31 Mar 2002 12:53

Geoff,your site is very instructive,and all members should bookmark it.

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Post by ZARATHUSTRA » 31 Mar 2002 16:11

Here is a good site of the former Nazi-Party rally grounds in Nuernburg
http://www.nuernberg.de/tourismus/rundg ... index.html

and Tempelhof Airport in Berlin
http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/park/di25/tempel.htm
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wow

Post by rkoy » 31 Mar 2002 17:45

good sites guys now when i go to ansbach to visit my family ill be able to go see theses ive seen them before but didnt always know what there were thanks rodney

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Re: Third Reich architecture on the web

Post by Topspeed » 30 Jun 2004 15:48

Geoff Walden wrote:Those interested in the subject can see photos of several examples of Nazi architecture on the "Third Reich in Ruins" page,
http://www.reichinruins.simonides.org/index.htm . Check the subpages on Berlin, Nürnberg, Würzburg, Schweinfurt, Berchtesgaden, Munich, U.S. Army Posts, Misc. Sites.

Geoff Walden
The link doesn't work. :x

Stadium is really cold and classical. 8O

Several of the nazi era offices are pretty typical in Berlin..heavy classical tone. :?

Potzdamer platz looks allwright nowadays. I was in the office that redid the subway there..there is a gloomy story related to that U-bahnstation.

Juke T / Finland

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Re: Third Reich architecture on the web

Post by Geoff Walden » 07 Jul 2004 15:42

Topspeed wrote:
Geoff Walden wrote:Those interested in the subject can see photos of several examples of Nazi architecture on the "Third Reich in Ruins" page,
http://www.reichinruins.simonides.org/index.htm . Check the subpages on Berlin, Nürnberg, Würzburg, Schweinfurt, Berchtesgaden, Munich, U.S. Army Posts, Misc. Sites.

Geoff Walden
The link doesn't work. :x

Juke T / Finland

Current address --- http://www.thirdreichruins.com

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