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The Neues Museum Of Berlin - Restoration During The Stage Of Structural Stabilization As A First Step Towards Reconstruction

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990521

Volume

42

Pages

9

Published

1999

Size

1,051 kb

Author(s)

W. Henze

Abstract

The Neues Museum of Berlin - restoration during the stage of structural stabilization as a first step towards reconstruction W. Henze Bundesamt far Bauwesen und Raumordnung, Refer at V32 Projektmanagement Museumsinsel Bodestrafle 1-3, 10178 Berlin The restoration works of the past few years accompanied the structural stabi- lization and consolidation of the building after completion of the replacement foundation in 1996. Furthermore, these measures were intended to preserve as far as possible the fabric of the ruined part of the Neues Museum. With a purely conserving character, they were designed to keep options for further restoration open. In the course of the erection of the Neues Museum building, numerous new materials and techniques were tested and used which were innovative at that time. For the current restoration works to take place, this requires large-scale material and damage analyses and studies, often prompting the development of new restoration techniques. Three ex

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