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Berlin, Gedaechtniskirche

Berlin, Gedaechtniskirche

The Protestant Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedaechtniskirche is located in Berlin on the Kurfuerstendamm and was built between 1891 and 1895 according to plans by Franz Schwechten. It is built in the neo-romanesque styles as a symbol of Prussian unity and a mark of honor for Kaiser Wilhem I. After allied bombing in November 1943, only the broken west tower of the church was still standing. In 1961 a new, octagonal church designed by Egon Eiermann was built alongside the existing tower. A freestanding hexagonal bell tower was constructed on the site of the former main nave of the destroyed church. A third and small rectangular building is also part of the new complex. The church is a reinforced concrete structure with blue-colored glass bricks. 

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>>> Egon Eiermann

>>> Heinrich Schwechten

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