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Dan Borden

 

What is the city doing to improve conditions for cyclists? more

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Dan watched the Netflix flop to find out how our city’s future stacks up. more

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From subway tunnels to supermarkets, how far will Berlin go to house its residents? Dan Borden investigates. more

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Dan Borden asks: What happened to the cinemas of Weimar Berlin? more

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At Hauptbahnhof, train travellers get a chilly reception – and it’s about to get colder. Dan Borden explains. more

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It’s not just airports that can’t get off the ground in Berlin. Dan Borden reports on four of the city’s stymied skyscrapers from Alexanderplatz to Neukölln. more

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Berlin is finally trying to solve its housing crisis... with ugly new buildings awkwardly crammed into hallowed historical sites. Hooray? Our urban columnist weighs in. more

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Dan Borden on the occult fantasies that inspired Third Reich architecture. more

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Dan Borden checks in with the Flussbad project, which aims to clean up a stretch of the Spree by Museum Island and turn it into a public pool. While you're waiting for that, you can dive in (at your own risk!) at their swimming competition on July 2. more

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In 2015, the club and cultural complex Stattbad in Wedding was shut down by city officials, citing inadequate fire safety.

Berlin is struggling with a fullblown housing crisis: rents have doubled, pushing out low-income residents and artists to the city margins. The government is showing a will to tackle the situation. But is it too little, too late? more

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Plans for the Europacity project by Hauptbahnhof.

The woman in charge of overseeing Berlin’s new building projects, city planner Regula Lüscher, shares her perspective on the German capital and its future. more

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Dan Borden on the chameleonic style of Berlin’s most ubiquitous, least recognised architect, Sergei Tchoban. more

History

Dan Borden on how the East and West destroyed a pair of Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s masterpieces. more

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Dan Borden on the women who are (literally) building a new progressive era in Berlin. more

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Weimar architecture wasn’t just about the Bauhaus. Dan Borden reveals three electrifying examples of Expressionism that are still standing in Berlin today. more

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New art spaces are popping up everywhere, even in Berlin’s old churches and breweries. Dan Borden investigates. more

Culture

Something for the historians and vegetarians/vegans (yes, the meat-eaters, too). Dan Borden follows in the footsteps of the animals killed in Prenzlauer Berg’s old slaughterhouse district. more

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The Boros bunker houses works by Ólafur Elíasson, Alicia Kwade, Ai Weiwei and myriad others. Photo by Noshe

Dan Borden on the ulterior motives behind the city’s private art bunkers. more

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Rigaer Straße. Photo by Angela M. Arnold (CC BY-SA 3.0)

With the Berlin elections on September 18, gentrification is on everyone's lips. From "Oma Anni" to the squatters of Rigaer 94, Dan Borden looks at the ways Berliners are fighting the G-monster. more

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Get your outside swimming kicks in now – not all indoor pools have secure futures (as evident from their pasts). Dan Borden takes a dive into the history and (doomed?) future of three beloved public swimming spots. more

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