Photo Gallery Architecture Out of the Gray

After Germany was divided into two states in the wake of World War II, the two governments adopted architectural styles that suited their opposing political philosophies. West Germany broke from the grand style that had been so popular with the Nazis, while East Germany stuck with a more monumental style. In the latter, this resulted in prefabricated concrete buildings often criticized as dreary and uniform.
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Foto: Matthias Hiekel/ picture-alliance/ dpa/dpaweb
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Foto: DDP
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Foto: DPA
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Foto: KLAUS JEDLICKA/ ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Foto: Hans Wiedl/ picture-alliance/ dpa
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Foto: Patrick_Pleul/ picture-alliance / dpa/dpaweb
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Foto: DDP
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Foto: Hubert Link/ picture-alliance/ dpa/dpaweb
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Foto: Wolfgang_Kluge/ picture-alliance / dpa/dpaweb
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Foto: ECKEHARD SCHULZ/ AP
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Foto: Jan-Peter_Kasper/ picture-alliance / ZB
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Foto: Bernd Wüstneck/ picture-alliance / dpa/dpaweb
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Foto: Bernd_Wüstneck/ picture-alliance / dpa/dpaweb
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Foto: Martin Schutt/ picture-alliance/ dpa