Bierpinsel (beer brush)

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The Bierpinsel is a modernist style tower standing in the district of Steglitz, right on the Schloßstrasse (over the Schloßstrasse U-Bahn station).

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It is a representative of a 1970’s futuristic “Poparchitektur” style, so in this stracture you can see how people of that time imageined what the future will be like.

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It was built opened in 1976. Sine the beginning the building was used for entartainment purposes – it housed night clubs, restaurants and bars and as such was one of night life centers in Western Berlin.

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It remained a staple for Berlin’s bohemians throughout the Cold War era. After the German Reunification however the building fell in importance and its allure began to wane.

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