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Topography of Terror

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 5, 2008
1. Topography of Terror Marker
Inscription. The grounds of the “Topography of Terror” were made accessible to the public in 1987 on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the city Berlin. The excavated remains of buildings, the post-war relics and the exhibition “Topography of Terror” in a provisional hall documented the history of the site, where the headquarters of the National Socialist SS and police state had been located.

The establishment of the Topography of Terror Foundation was followed by the decision to build a visitors’ and documentation centre.

In 1993, the architectural competition was won by the design of the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. By July 1999, however, no more than the basement and three stairwell towers had been completed. After various delays due to financial and technical problems, construction was discontinued.

In May 2004, the Federal government and Berlin Senate agreed on stopping the Zumthor project and on a new public invitation to tender.

Until the new building is completed, the exhibition “Topography of Terror” will be presented open-air in the excavations along Niederkirchnerstrasse.
 
Location. 52° 30.426′ N, 13° 23.026′ E. Marker is in Berlin, Berlin. Marker is on Niederkirchnerstraisse. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berlin 10963, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers.

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By Don Morfe, July 5, 2008
2. Topography of Terror
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Remains of the Berlin Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Baudenkmal Berliner Mauer (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Baudenkmal Berliner Mauer (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Checkpoint Charlie Site (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Legend of Hitler’s Bunker (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Pariser Platz (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Soviet War Memorial (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Max Planck (approx. 1.3 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Berlin.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
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By Don Morfe, July 5, 2008
3. Topography of Terror
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By Don Morfe, July 5, 2008
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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