In Dresden, Germany there sits a museum constructed in the late 19th century. The Dresden Museum of Military History survived the allied bombing campaign during World War II. 135 years later, architect Daniel Libeskind created a competitive piece that featured a colossal 14,500-ton wedge of steel that cuts through the left side of the building. The extension not only reflects the modern views of Dresden but is also meant to show the motion of where the bombings took place half a century ago.
There is something majestic about Libeskind’s ability to equate such contrasting styles of architecture. The fusion of aged and modern make for a fantastic and bold design. The protruding structure is made of concrete and steel and at its highest point extends 98 feet towards the sky.
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