»Tower with view« – Book launch

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

Registration possible at post@ddr-museum.de.

25. January 2023, 18 Uhr

Konferenzraum DDR Museum
Sankt Wolfgang-Str. 2
10178 Berlin

Here you can see the location.

The event will take place in German.

The event will be broadcast on the DDR Museum YouTube channel. Click here to participate digitally.