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Glass darkly

One of the reasons why the Sony Center makes such an impact (apart from the 5:1 plot ratio excluding below ground) is its extensive use of glass facades, which were very unusual in Berlin until recently, glass being confined by regulation to windows. All that has changed, and ingenious use has been made of glazing, behind which sits evidence of previous buildings on this key site (which had the first major railway station in Germany, built in 1838, and later the first traffic light, ...

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