It has been 18 months since the last aircraft departed the historical Tempelhof airport – and yesterday it reopened – in the center of Berlin as the city’s largest public park.
What used to be 380-hectares of a historic aviation hub is being transformed into an expansive inner-city- municipal oasis.
To be able to add an open expanse like this in the centre of an international large metropolis is unheard of in an urban environment in the 21st century- only in Berlin!
The old airport terminal – which has great architectural and historical significance as one of the world’s first real stand-alone airports [has been called ‘the mother of all airports’] will remain intact.
Plans call for the addition of a new park which will start in 2013 and cost circa 60-million Euro – perhaps better idea to leave a large part as it is and let Nature make its own park.
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