Kongresshalle

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In Nuremberg there are still many buildings and monuments built during the Nazi era. Their architectural style is clearly inspired by that of the Romans.

The Congress Hall (Kongresshalle) is the biggest preserved national socialist monumental building and is landmarked. It was planned by the Nuremberg architects Ludwig and Franz Ruff. It was planned as a congress centre for the NSDAP with a self-supporting roof and should have provided 50,000 seats. It was located on the shore of and in the pond Dutzendteich and marked the entrance of the rally grounds. The building reached a height of 39 meters (43 yards) (a height of 70 metres was planned) and a diameter of 250 meters (278 yards). The building is mostly built out of clinker with a facade of granite panels. Especially the outer facade is (amongst others) oriented at the Colosseum in Rome. The foundation stone was laid in 1935, but the building remained unfinished and without a roof. The building with an outline of an “U” ends with two head-buildings .

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