Potsdamer Platz, Berlin
Potsdamer Platz is like Cinderella, during a day it is a too busy girl (made of steel and glass) but when night falls and the great ball starts it is transformed into a breathtaking beauty. The illumination on the square is almost perfect and extremely attractive....
The most building have a very good illumination, which is attractive and giving the structure an extra dimension and better look. It is obvious that illumination project of the square was expertly designed. Postdamer Square under daylight operates differently and certainly less attractive...
The best visible building on the level of Potsadamer Platz was a square, glass and quite huge construction signed as Bahnhof Potsdamer Platz (train station Potsadamer Platz).
In real it was the entrance to huge underground city: S-bahn station which was connected underground with Potsdamer Platz Arkaden (shopping mall), Quarter Daimler-Chrysler and Sony Center. Watch carefully direction signs not to get lost there.
This thin, glass and tall building stood at Potsdamer Platz next to the highest in Berlin Kollhoff Building.
Hmm... the skyscrapers around Potsdamer Platz were not that high - this was Europe not say the USA. The tallest European building is the Commerzbank Tower in Frankfurt, Germany with the height of "only" 259 m (850 ft) that ranks it outside the top 50 tallest scyscrapers.
This red clinker-clad Kollhoff building on my picture stands on the corner of Potsdamer Platz and Potsdamer Stra?e. There were advertisements where I could write that the express elevator - the fastest in Europe - leaded to a panorama platform with breathtaking views over the whole area. Excuse, I didn't have enough time to go up there, maybe next time.
Just in case you want to go there:
Lift to Panorama costed 3.50 ?.
Tue - Sun 11.00 am - 8.00 pm, last entry 7.30 pm;
from April, 1: Mon - Fri: 11.00 am - 8.00 pm, last entry 7.30 pm.
The most attractive part of Potsdamer Platz is a centrally situated square around Sony Building...