Language variant : New Synagogue
Architect : Knoblauch, Eduard & Stüler, Friedrich August
Locality : Berlin
Country : Germany
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Because of its splendid eastern Moorish style and resemblance to the Alhambra in Spain, the Neue Synagoge is an important architectural monument of the second half of the 19th century in Berlin. It is also a monument of early iron construction. Iron was visible in its use for the outside columns, as well as in the dome's construction.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Synagogue_%28Berlin%29 (June 30, 2011).
The main synagogue for the rapidly expanding 19th century Jewish community was built in Oranienburger Strasse diagonally opposite Schloss Monbijou, which was damaged in the Second World War and pulled down in 1960.
When Eduard Knoblauch fell ill, the work was continued under Friedrich August Stüler, who produced a building, which, because of its late-Romantic design combined with modern glass and iron construction, was highly esteemed in the 19th century. It was set on fire on Kristallnacht in 1938 and badly damaged in the war in 1943.
Güttler, Peter et al: Berlin Brandenburg. Ein Architekturführer – An Architectural Guide. Ernst & Sohn 1993, p. 106.
Ed. Heikki Nikkinen