German capital has revealed its most up-to-date tourist remarkable sight: an ultramodern, or in other terms, futuristic box, which will be placed for the following several years on a downtown square where a reproduction of Prussian palace is to be built.
The so-called Humboldt Box mounts nearly 92 feet (28 meters) above one edge of the Berlin’s Unter den Linden Boulevard, facing the complex of the neoclassical Museum Island.
The approximately hexagonal construction of silver and blue colours provides magnificent views and hosts expositions on the projected palace — building of which has been postponed as part of an austerity package. It is now slated for completion in 2019.
Authorities say the futuristic box‘s ultramodern appearance was a conscious choice.
Hermann Parzinger, head of the foundation that overlooks Berlin’s museums, said that sightseers may be “astonished by the structural design … and desire to see what is in there inside.”