A Blend of Historic and Contemporary Design in Dresden

Infamously bombed by the Allies in World War II, then occupied by Communists, Dresden seeks to reclaim its architectural legacy.
September 5, 2004, 9am PDT | Deborah Myerson
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Once renowned for two centuries of architectural masterpieces, the German city of Dresden was destroyed in World War II by the Allies attempting to cow the Nazis into peace. Later, as a part of East Germany, the Communist "brutalist" style predominated, characterized by concrete, utilitarian buildings. Now, Dresden architects are meeting the challenge of restoring the city to its former glory by artfully balancing the old and the new.

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Published on Saturday, September 4, 2004 in The Washington Post
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