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Dusseldorf is a blinding place. Not so much for what it is as for where it is. Nine million people live within a radius of 50km. The giant 'Centre O' shopping centre at Oberhausen (where you will soon be able to buy a reformed Mercedes A-series over the counter) is only 20 minutes away. Just 15 minutes away are the Foster low-energy buildings in Duisburg. Half an hour brings you to the rwe tower in Essen, and in the city itself you can walk to the Rhine or Petzinka's naturally ventilated ...

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