During the Cold War, divided Berlin was the scene of an architectural system competition. Both sides tried to outdo each other with spectacular buildings. But in 1969, when Walter Ulbricht inaugurated the TV Tower to mark the 20th anniversary of the GDR, the East was clearly ahead. The tall, elegant tower could be seen all over Berlin, demonstrating the technological prowess and economic power of the »flourishing republic.« In his new book, Matthias Grünzig uses archival research and interviews with contemporary witnesses to tell the story of the TV tower and its function in shaping the cityscape in the center of the capital.
Lecture and talk
Dr. Matthias Grünzig, architectural historian, Berlin
Sören Marotz, Exhibition Director DDR Museum, Berlin
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