Foundation Stone Ceremony for New Berliner Schloss

German Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer (L) and German Transport Ministry State Secretary Rainer Bomba (R) arrive for the cornerstone-laying ceremony for the Berliner Schloss city palace on June 12, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The Berliner Schloss was the residence of the Prussian Kaiser and was among the major architectural landmarks of Berlin until it was heavily damaged by Allied bombing in 1945. The Communist authorities of East Berlin demolished the building in the 1950s, and today's Berlin government is pursuing an ambitious project to rebuild the palace according to a design by Italian architect Franco Stella, which will recreate the facade of the building but with a modern interior at a cost of approximately EUR 590 million.
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