City Block 207 (Galeries Lafayette)

Jean Nouvel

Part of the Friedrichstadt-Passagen

In the distance I. M. Pei's City Block 206 can be seen. These stores are connected by an underground passageway, the so-called Friedrichstadt-Passagen.

Transparent glass facade differentiating this store from all its neighbors

This high-end department store (a branch of the Parisian company) has a striking glazed rounded corner.

Cone at the roof level

A transparent cone ascends from street level to the roof. See this site for an interior photograph.

Works Consulted or Quoted:
Rainer Haubrich et al. Berlin: The Architecture Guide. Braun Publishing, 2016. (German first edition, 2001)

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