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Berlin Philharmonic Hall on fire

Another fire on a remarkable building. Today, the Berlin Philharmonic Hall by Hans Schauron caught fire. Firemen were able to control it, but its outer metal skin collapsed. Structural damage is unknown at the time, but it was seriously damaged by fire and water.

This building, finished in 1963, was an icon for the Expressionist movement, with a great acoustic work achieved trough it´s inner spaciality which conditioned its external appearance.

Pictures before and during the fire after the break.

Pictures via Great Buildings.

Cite:David Basulto. "Berlin Philharmonic Hall on fire" 20 May 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/1206/berlin-philharmonic-hall-on-fire/>