Berlin's Historic Airport Set To Close

Tempelhof Airport, once a Nazi jewel and later site of the Berlin Airlift, will close later this year. The fate of the 3,000,000 sq. ft. building in the city center remains unclear.
June 15, 2004, 1pm PDT | Jeffrey Goodman
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In a move to centralize Germany's airports amid a financial depression, the lightly-used Tempelhof Airport in Berlin's center will close this October. The world's oldest airport, Tempelhof became a Cold War legend as the primary American airport in the Berlin Airlift. Architects are already arguing about what to do with the massive complex; some favor a central park while others eye more outlandish schemes.

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Published on Monday, June 14, 2004 in Deutsche Welle
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