The Reichstag
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Architect Paul Wallot, Norman Foster
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Location Berlin, Germany   map
Date 1884 to 1894, 1957 to 1972, 1995 to 1999   timeline
Building Type capitol, government office building, national parliament
 Construction System cut stone bearing masonry, glass, and steel
Climate temperate
Context urban
Style Neoclassical with new Modern elements.
Notes House of the German Parliament, the Bundestag.


Photo, The Reichstag

Photo, The Reichstag

Photo, The Reichstag


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Discussion The Reichstag Commentary

1871   Declaration of the German Empire

1884 to 1894   Construction of the Reichstag by Paul Wallot

28 February, 1933   Fire destorys main hall

May 1945   Soviet flag flies at the Reichstag, symbolizing the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II

1957 to 1972   Building simplified and renovated for use by the West German Parliament

2 December, 1990   First meeting-place for new Bundestag of reunited Germany

23 June, 1995   Wrapped by Christo

1995 to 1999   Renovation by Norman Foster including new glass and steel dome

19 April, 1999   Building reopens with new dome.

22 November, 2010   Roof and dome closed to visitors due to apparent terrorit threat

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