Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Four O'Clock Factoid: Speer's Berlin

Four O'Clock Factoid is a daily feature on Track Twenty-Nine helping to get you through the workday with a bit of useless knowledge.

Welthauptstadt Germania was a plan to remake Berlin into the "world capital" of the Third Reich. To institute this ambitious plan, Hitler brought in Albert Speer. The plan included creating major public buildings and spaces. It also involved razing some areas of the city in order to make way for new monuments, axes, and circulation. Little of these plans were realized.

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