The Detlev Rohwedder Building, located in the Wilhelmstraße in Berlin’s historical government quarter, has been the head office of the Federal Ministry of Finance since 1999. It reflects the stages of Germany’s turbulent history more clearly than almost any other building in the capital.
The Federal Ministry of Finance has accepted the historical challenge that comes along with this building. It was a deliberate decision not to demolish the building as some reports recommended, but to renovate the whole complex and maintain it for the public. It is only by the use of this building that its history can be kept alive and function as a warning for future generations never to forget this chapter in Germany’s past.
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