Sony Center

Helmut Jahn
2000




An impressive setting for the spectacular European headquarters of the Sony Corporation

Potsdamer Platz, a huge area in the central city has been essentially rebuilt and contains some of the most impressive architecture in the world with some of the best of international architects. While the city of Berlin has much world-famous architecture, this area has works by three Pritzker laureates, Sir Richard Rogers, José Rafael Moneo, and Renzo Piano, the last with a number of buildings in the area. The enormous Sony Center occupies the northern section of Potsdamer Platz. The tower occupies the most northeastern point while at the opposite end buildings are located around a huge plaza with stores, restaurants, cafes, and cinemas, all covered with a tent-like glass roof, constructed of steel ropes and poles.

Twenty-six story tower (103 meters)--the tallest building at the Potsdamer Platz

 

Base and top of this glass skyscraper

 

The Sony Center extends along Potsdamer Strasse

 
 

One of several monumental entrances into the central plaza

 

Moving into the plaza; right and below: in the plaza facing stores around the periphery

 
 

This feat of engineering floating above the public square





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