Potsdamer Platz Icons for Sale

DaimlerChrysler and Sony want to sell their flagship properties at Berlin's Potsdamer Platz, emphasizing how attempts to revitalize the area have failed

Before World War II, Berlin's Potsdamer Platz was the center of the city, packed with department stores and restaurants. Destroyed in the war, and left high and dry between East and West Berlin during the Cold War, hopes were high after the fall of the Berlin Wall that the square could regain its old prominence. The city launched a massive rebuilding project and star architects created a whole new city quarter which it was hoped would bring back a bit of the old glitz.

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