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Tempelhof International Airport

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Tempelhof International Airport, Berlin

As difficult as it is to use the word beautiful to describe anything designed by Nazi architect Albert Speer, this imposing 1936 terminal, an unbroken curve more than a third of a mile in length, determined the shape of airports for generations to come. Made famous by the Berlin Airlift of 1948–1949, the airport was shut down in 2008; the airfield will be used as an immense city park while the terminal will be preserved for cultural functions.

Beauty Mark: In about seven years, this 568-acre green space will eclipse the famous Tiergarten as Berlin's premier park.


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