The Gasometer is one of several unusual structures that I have glimpsed repeatedly over the years while biking through Berlin.
Like the spherical water tower in Park Gleisdreieck, reminiscent of a WWI-era pickelhaube helmet,
and the giant pink pipe at the west end of the Tiergarten,
I have wondered about the Gasometer’s history, use, and future. Last Friday my questions were answered when Annette, her cousin Katrin and I climbed 420 steps to the top of the 80 meter tall structure. Continue reading