Berlin’s Tempelhof airport, designed by Nazi-era architect Ernst Sagebiel, has just closed to flights. The 1.4km long multi-storey building was, according to the Rescue Tempelhof group, the largest on earth when built in the ’30s, and is still the 3rd largest. An attempt to register the site with Unesco has failed, and Berliners have yet to decide what to do with the site, only 10km from downtown.
I notice the name at least will live on in Gunter Schwarzmaier’s quite nice sans-serif font , designed in 2003.
Posted by Peter on 02.11.08 in buildings
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