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Friends in need

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I popped into the Palais am Festungsgraben (a building on which Schinkel worked) to see if there is anyone still there from the old days of the German-Soviet Friendship Society. Alas, all gone.

Presumably they only needed the society when east and west hated each other. I bumped into Andrew Rabaneck, European supremo of Interior, who once leased space in the building for Salomon Brothers and rebuilt the lift as part of the deal.The lift is in good order.

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