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Report - Güterbahnhof Pankow, Berlin - Germany, November 2014

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by SAR, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. SAR

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    Construction of Güterbahnhof Pankow rail yard began in 1893 and started operations around 1904. This impressive circular structure, which was able to rotate locomotives with no reverse, is a listed building, (a denkmalgeschützten Rundlokschuppen), and is one of the last two that still exist in Germany. During its peak operations, it could handle up to 1,800 freight cars a day and finally closed down (for reasons unknown) in 1997.

    The site changed in 2007 after a few buildings were demolished and the rail tracks were removed. In 2009, developer Kurt Krieger purchased the whole site consisting of 40 hectares, which includes land bordering S-Bahnhof Pankow. Krieger reportedly wants to invest €5,000,000 to restore it for cultural use. A five hectare park, a 40,000 square metre furniture store and a 30,000 square metre shopping mall has been proposed for the site.

    I visited this site with 2 locals for a film project, and didn't have much time to take many photographs.
    Here's a selection of photos from the site:

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    Heard about this place. Looking pretty fucked now to be fair...
     
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    Sweet, Me thinks a fisheye and that circular building would go together well. :D
    Nice one seeing as you didn't have long. :thumbs
    Cheers for sharing. :thumb
     
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    I live about 5 minutes away from this place. It's pretty knackered now, I've been a few times. Local kids use the place to practise their vandalism skills and it's a bit of a haunt for local graffiti artists. I did see a guy recently on flickr who had climbed the tower there which is crazy as it looks like it's about to fall down at any moment!
     
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