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Berlin - Nazi Highway

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Berlin was to be reorganized along a central 5 km-long boulevard known as the Prachtallee ("Avenue or Boulevard of Splendour(s)"). This would run south from a crossroads with the East-West Axis close to the Brandenburg Gate, following the course of the old Siegesallee through the Tiergarten before continuing down to an area just west of Tempelhof Airport. This new North-So

uth Axis would have served as a parade ground, and have been closed off to traffic. Vehicles would have instead been diverted into an underground highway running directly underneath the parade route; sections of this highway's tunnel structure are shown here. *

 

About these photos

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In July 2012 I was invited to Berlin by Makii for a tour of underground Berlin. She works for an organization called Berliner Unterwelten (berliner-unterwelten.de/). They do a phenomenal job of documenting, exploring, and giving tours of these places in a city that has more underground history than any other city I have been too. I was offered unfettered access to several places and was allowed to document these places. You are not typically allowed to take photos, as it interferes with the tours, there is little space in some, and tripods would provide an obstacle for the tours trying to walk freely through the spaces. These are the photos that were taken during my visit. Additional thanks to Jürgen Wedemeyer and Michael Richter who allowed me to tag along on their tours as well.

  

*source - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welthauptstadt_Germania

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Taken on August 16, 2012