Altbau - Neubau Berlin: New and Old Build as post war reconstruction. Nolendorfstrasse, Schoneburg

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War time bombing left swathes of destruction throughout Berlin and the unmistakeable traces remain today. The building on the left is a typical 'neubau', social housing constructed as part of West Berlin's programme of reconstruction in the 1950's and '60s, while the building on the right is still recognisably the same structure that was built before the first world war. This contrast is repeated across the former West Berlin. In the former East, wholesale demolition and new build was more likely.