The Brandenburg Gate German Review

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The Brandenburg Gate Anonymous. German Review. Portsmouth, Va.:Jul 2007. p. 7,5 (2 pp.) Abstract (Summary) Equipped again with its eagle and cross since 1991 and, since 3 October 2002 - the twelfth anniversary of German unity - also freshly renovated, the Brandenburg Gate today forms the magnificent centre point of the newly built Pariser Platz, flanked by buildings and institutions such as the hotel Adlon, the Academy of Arts and the Max liebermann Haus, seat of the "BrandenburgerTor" foundation. Full Text (623 words) Copyright Transatlantic Euro-American Multimedia LLC Jul 2007 The hallmark of Berlin, for many years a reminder of the division of Germany and, since the fall of the Wall, a symbol of German unity: perhaps no other monument is imbued with so much political symbolism as the Brandenburg Gate. As early as 1685, ten years after the Thirty Years' War, a city gate stood in this place, forming part of the then city wall.Attheendofthe 18th century, itwasthe then king of Prussia king, Friedrich Wilhelm II, who fancied an imposing conclusion to the avenue Unter den Linden. He entrusted the design to the architect Carl Gotthard Langhans, a significant
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