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The Flussbad Plan in Berlin Reimagines a Canal for the People

"What makes the soul of a city? Could it be a giant swimming hole? A proposal under consideration here called the Flussbad (“river pool”) would clean up a filthy canal, part of the River Spree, that flows around the tourist-mobbed Museum Island. The plan would add new wetlands and some place the public can literally dive into." Ein Beitrag von Michael Kimmelmann

"Belle Époque Paris had the Eiffel Tower; Art Deco New York, the Empire State Building. Frank Gehry’s design for the Guggenheim Museum gave Bilbao, Spain, a once rusty backwater, a shiny symbol of its modern identity. What will it be here for early 21st-century Berlin: a cardboard Schloss or the whimsical, environmentally friendly Flussbad-for-the-people?"
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