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- 1 Comment
- 2 Cristo & Jean Claude
- 3 Soviet flag over Reichstag
- 4 Sanssouci
- 5 DEM DEUTSCHEN VOLKE
- 6 Similarities?
- 7 Is this pic of Reichstag
- 8 Flagpoles
- 9 Reichstag in 1945
- 10 Red Army photo
- 11 History of the building
- 12 Berlin Wall
- 13 Inconsistency between quote and linked reference
- 14 Cleanup formatting
- 15 Graffiti, architecture
- 16 Requested move 1
- 17 Requested move 2
- 18 Sustainable redesign by Foster
- 19 External links modified
The body says that the construction on the Reichtag didn't start until "well after 1871". However, the caption on the first image claims to be of the Reichtag in about 1870. Clearly one of these is wrong...
--184.108.40.206 23:35, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)The article says: "Unfortunately, the cupola of the original building was blown up."
It's unclear to me whether this should read "the cupola had been destroyed during the war" or "the original cupola was demolished in the reconstruction process" or something else. Could someone clarify? --Beland 22:57, 11 Jul 2004 (UTC)
- Clarified that. djmutex 15:07, 4 Nov 2004 (UTC)
"A red soldier" -- Don't you mean a "Red Army soldier"? "Red soldier" sounds politically incorrect.
Cristo & Jean Claude
Should mention of their use of the Reichstag for their Art Projects be mentioned? I think it is an interesting fact.
Soviet flag over Reichstag
I've read an article on the Reichstag and noticed that some wikipedian wrote a passage on the red flag saying it was staged and stuff. I checked with modern Russian sources and they say that the daytime attack on the Reichsag began on April 30, 1945. Indeed, a couple of them say that the attack was unsuccessful, however, most of them say that it did happen and soldiers V.Provotorov and G.Bulatov attached the flag to the pediment at 2:25PM on April 30. Bulatov's awarding ceremony has been documented (order No.0121/н from June 8, 1945). The sources then say that soldiers M.A.Yegorov and M.V.Kantariya placed the flag on the cupola of the Reichstag at 9:50PM on April 30 (looks like a few hours later). Some sources say that by early morning of May 1, the flag had already been there. I just wanted to know your opinion on all of this. KNewman 15:08, Feb 27, 2005 (UTC)
Just removed the name of Mikhail Petrowitsch Minin, seems as if this is unclear who raised the flag.  says there a 95 different versions and  mentions various some soldiers that claim it was them. -guety is talking english bad 22:37, 6 May 2005 (UTC)
- It was always my impression that the flag planting was a bit like the Iwo Jima photo- a later posed staging of an actual event. It is definitely unclear who exactly lifted the flag however. On another note- During the Battle of Berlin in 1945, it became the central target for the Red Army for reasons not entirely clear, since it served no political, military, or strategic purpose at all. This is a strange sentence. I would have thought the propaganda and symbolic value of capturing the enemy parliament building (whether in use or not) would be obvious. I will alter this passage, unless someone can explain it. Badgerpatrol 03:44, 17 February 2006 (UTC)
- Your impression of the Iwo flag raising is about 180 degrees off base. The second flag raising (the one Joe Rosenthall captured on film) was anything but "staged". Of the six in the second flag raising - five Marines and a navy corpsman, three of the Marines died before that "staged event" ended. While there is some truth to the phrase "only the winners write history", remember that only the whiners rewrite it.
 says Meliton Kantaria and Mikhail Yegorov were the ones in the famous Khaldei photo. No general consensus on who first raised the flag, but confirmation on the people in the photo. Note: There were many raisings of the flag, the first was at night. The photo is just a re-raising, like Iwo Jima. In other words, the photo was not the original flag raising.
DEM DEUTSCHEN VOLKE
I am told this means "For the German People" not "To the German People" as this article states. Adam 00:52, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
- The German word Dem is one the words for the, specifically for masculine and neuter nouns in the dative case. This basically means when the word is an indirect object. When standing alone, it can be interpereted as to/for (whatever), so either translation is correct. --Phantom784 01:12, 9 December 2006 (UTC)
- Phantom784 is right, it can mean both "to" or "for". But "(literally, 'The German people')" as it also was in the article, is wrong - I'll delete that. --FAThomssen (talk) 21:11, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
- I think that "To the German People" is better. In German, one would rather write "Für das deutsche Volk" if "For the German People" were intended, so I think we can remove the "for" translation. Gestumblindi (talk) 23:08, 28 February 2008 (UTC)
Not quite accurate, I'm afraid, as proportions seem distorted. (Wikipedia:No climbing the Reichstag dressed as Spider-Man) -- Matthead discuß! O 15:11, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
Is this pic of Reichstag
Hello everyone I would like to know if the animated pic on right is that of the Reichstag. Legaleagle86 03:25, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
- No, this got mixed up with the similar named Reichsparteitag and shows the Nazi party rally grounds in Nuremberg. The blast clip was already mentioned in the article, I added it. -- Matthead discuß! O 15:15, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
In front of the Reichstag, to the left of centre as you look at it are three flagpoles. Two of them have the German and European flags, but the one in the middle doesn't have one. You can see photographic evidence of this in Image:Reichstag_pano.jpg. Is a third flag ever flown, and if so, what is it? If not, why are there three poles? 220.127.116.11 (talk) 16:02, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
- In order to honour important guests (ministers, heads of government, heads of state) from another country, their national flag is flown between the European and German flags. See this example (<---That link doesn't work) for an Tanzanian visitor to the Federal Chancellery. -- megA (talk) 18:09, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Reichstag in 1945
Red Army photo
The articles makes no mention of Yevgeny Khaldei's photo now. The text from Censorship of images in the Soviet Union#Flag on the Reichstag would fit quite well. Stu ’Bout ye! 13:08, 24 July 2009 (UTC)
History of the building
Made a minor edit to the header of the article to remove the phrase "traitors" and instead placed "Opponents of the Nazi Party" —Preceding unsigned comment added by DRCarroll (talk • contribs) 07:38, 15 October 2009 (UTC)
As evidenced by the footage seen on the clip seen below, the cupola was razed on November 22, 1954, not 1956: http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675020794_Reichstag-Dome-Razing_Reichstag-building_Soviet-War-Memorial_Brandenburg-Gate --GovFilms (talk) 01:30, 29 February 2012 (UTC)
When the Cold War emerged, the building was physically within West Berlin, but only a few metres from the border of East Berlin, which ran around the back of the building and in 1961 was closed by the Berlin Wall.
Referring to the following line:  The Reichstag is now the second most visited attraction in Berlin
When I click the hyperlink embedded in this text I am taken here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourism_in_Germany#Landmarks
That page says the Reichstag is the second most visited landmark in all of Germany... not just Berlin.
This seems to be an inconsistency.
Does anyone know which "claim" is correct?
I've expanded the Reichstag disambiguation page to include all uses of the word Reichstag for buildings and parliamentary bodies. That way the multiple mastheads and duplicate references in this article on what Reichstag means can be shortened. New articles have been also created for Reichstag (North German Confederation) and Reichstag (Nazi Germany), so I modified a few wikilinks here and there. --- Ultracobalt (talk) 14:24, 29 February 2012 (UTC)
Since we have a photo of the Soviet graffiti, I added a translation of the following from German Wiki:
- Respekt vor der historischen Gebäudesubstanz war eine der Forderungen, die an die Architekten gestellt worden waren. Spuren der Geschichte sollten auch nach dem Umbau sichtbar bleiben. Dazu gehören auch Graffiti sowjetischer Soldaten in kyrillischer Schrift aus den Maitagen 1945, die nach der Eroberung Berlins angebracht wurden ("Hitler kaputt," "Kaukasus-Berlin"). Texte mit rassistischen oder sexistischen Aussagen wurden in Abstimmung mit russischen Diplomaten entfernt, die Übrigen werden im umgebauten Reichstag gezeigt.
There's nothing in this piece about the controversial nature of the Reichstag's mishmash of architectural styles. The German Wiki article quotes Kaiser Wilhelm II, not noted for his tact, as describing the building as "the pinnacle of tastelessness" and "a wholly unsuccessful creation" (Gipfel der Geschmacklosigkeit" und "völlig verunglückte Schöpfung"). However, Wilhelm was known for melodramatic and ill-considered pronouncements, and I don't think he's a good source. Someone with more knowledge of this architectural topic could add a paragraph. I think it would be worth doing since the building is such a widely known and much-visited site.
More pics would help, particularly one from the Cold War period when the building, partially restored, was open to the public. I went through it in 1971 and found it very interesting. At that time, no Soviet graffiti were in sight.
Requested move 1
Requested move 2
Sustainable redesign by Foster
Someone should add a sub section about how the building runs on bio fuel and stores excess heat in water reservoirs to heat the building at night
"The building provides a model for sustainability by burning renewable bio-fuel - refined vegetable oil − in a cogenerator to produce electricity: a system that is far cleaner than burning fossil fuels. The result is a 94 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.
Surplus heat is stored as hot water in an aquifer deep below ground and can be pumped up to heat the building or to drive an absorption cooling plant to produce chilled water. Significantly, the building's energy requirements are modest enough to allow it to produce more energy than it consumes and to perform as a mini power station in the new government quarter." from the projects official page on Fosters website linked below see:- [http://www.fosterandpartners.com/projects/reichstag-new-german-parliament/ this Vivosims (talk) 02:19, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
- Rather than say someone shoukd do it; be bold and do it yourself, You obviously know about it, so start the ball rolling. :-) ~~
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