This facade view depicts the eastend of the northside of the Karl-Marx-Allee finnishing at the Frankfurter Tor (Frankfurt Gate) in Berlin Friedrichshain. The tower to the right, drafted by the architect Hermann Henselmann and inspired by the towers at the Gendarmenmarkt, together with a second tower opposite dominates the cityscape at the Frankfurter Tor. The former gate, which led towards the city Frankfurt/Oder, not towards the well known Frankfurt/Main as one might think, originally stood at another place hundreds of metres to the west. The Karl-Marx-Allee was rebuilt during GDR times after its complete destruction in WWII. Most of it was drafted in the so called wedding cake-style of soviet socialist classicism. The GDR wanted to prove its claim to build luxurious apartments for plain workers. Formerly the street was called in parts Große Frankfurter Allee and Frankfurter Allee. Today the Frankfurter Allee starts east of the Frankfurter Tor.
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