Think­ing out­side the box

Shanghai Daily - - WORLD -

Ber­lin’s new­est tourist at­trac­tion, the Hum­boldt Box, is seen yes­ter­day on its of­fi­cial open­ing. The fu­tur­is­tic box will sit on a down­town square for the next few years where a replica Prus­sian palace is to be built. The Hum­boldt Box rises some 28 me­ters above one end of the cap­i­tal’s Un­ter den Lin­den boule­vard, op­po­site the neo- clas­si­cal Mu­seum Is­land com­plex. The roughly hexag­o­nal sil­ver- and- blue build­ing of­fers spec­tac­u­lar views and hosts ex­hi­bi­tions on the planned palace, con­struc­tion of which has been de­layed as part of Ger­many’s aus­ter­ity pack­age. — AP

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