Tacheles in Berlin: Diverser geht’s nun wirklich nicht

Suddenly, this black pyramid towers over the rooftops of Berlin-Mitte. It was first seen a few weeks ago while strolling: Tacheles, the eternal department store ruin on Oranienburger Straße, which was occupied by artists after the reunification, then developed into a cultural center with concert halls, studios, and a cinema, but eventually only visited by tourists looking for cheap art souvenirs, was finally cleared in 2012. This ruin has now received a new roof. Some residents say it looks like an evil spaceship. A fitting symbol for the invasion of the wealthy. For the betrayal of the last fragments of a city culture that should not be solely determined by commerce.