They’re going to build a Waldorf Astoria here in Berlin? Sure, why not? But right across from Bahnhof Zoo? Is nothing sacred anymore?
That’s still a thriving low-life ecological niche kind of place, you know. Although it isn’t like it used to be, of course. Where are those folks supposed to go (the ones that never board the trains)? Are they going to take them from Bahnhof Zoo and put them in the real Zoo over there across the parking lot?
And I thought that all the way cool new stuff is only supposed to get built in City-Ost. Are we having a revolution yet or something? Isn’t this going to deepen the lack-of-cultural divide already dividing our beloved city all the more than it already is already so give me a break already?
And worst of all, I’m really going to miss this cool Baustelle (construction site). It’s one of my personal favorites, and has been, for years.
Es soll nicht nur ein weiteres Berliner Luxushotel werden, sondern „das beste Haus der Stadt.“