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Daniel Libeskind Wire: Checking In On Daniel Libeskind’s Complex In D&uumlsseldorf

Monday, August 12, 2013, by Amy Schellenbaum
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Construction has begun on the Kö-Bogen buying complex in Düsseldorf, Germany, a surprisingly normal-looking spread created by controversial (to say the least) architect Daniel Libeskind. Unlike much of his other perform, which brags a sort of jagged look—and oft pretentious title require we revisit el Masterpiece or 18.36.54 House?—Kö-Bogen appears to be, at its core, a glossy block like numerous other European structures peddling Hugo Boss suits and Coach wristlets. The 6-story, 432,300-square-foot project boasts roof terraces, structural cutouts for green spaces (below), and a 2-story bridge connecting the buildings. It is all, in theory, to be completed later this year.

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