Since December 1997, the documentation from the 1987 "Topography of Terror" exhibit has been presented as an open-air exhibition in the excavations along Niederkirchner Strasse. The grounds are bordered by a remaining piece of the Berlin Wall. At the request of the "Topography of Terror" Foundation, the 200 meters of the Wall which still stand on Niederkirchnerstrasse, marking the border between the districts of Mitte (East) and Kreuzberg (West), have been preserved, retaining all traces of the destruction that occurred during the transitional period, and placed under protection as a historical monument. (information from http://www.topographie.de/)
This image was taken in 2001 by John P. Schooley, FAIA, during the 'Berlin: Building the New City' tour. This tour was planned for architects and planners so that they could see first-hand how this once-divided city emerged from the Cold War to become a leading commercial and cultural center in Europe.
Submitted by John Schooley, FAIA.