in the triangle between berliner ensemble,
charité and reichstag,
right in the neighbourhood of the berlin ccc there was
marienstrasse 1. and still there is a house number 1;
but it's a fake. the entire building has been restaured in the years 2001-02 in a way, that nothing
is left, besides a restaured fassade, which after heavy damages in world war 2, had been renewed,
i guess in the 50's, when berlin was a demilitarized city and its eastern part had
become the capital of the german democratic republic. - weired sentence? - weired times.
but restauration somehow fit's to the times the building of marienstrasse 1 emerged from: the biedermeier-period of the central european restauration - i.e. after napoleon and before 1848.
even though the building is under monumental protection, the stairhouse - one of the very few left from early berlin biedermeier - was tared down in 2001.