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TODAY IN KREUZBERG: JANUARY, 24th – DEATH OF PETER JOSEF LENNE

The questioning eye-brow of Peter Joseph Lenne

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Peter Joseph Lenne, the Lenne, is dead! The man who designed more than 360 parks and gardens, who gave Kreuzberg Generalszug (more about it later this week), Belle-Alliance-Platz (Mehringplatz today), Mariannenplatz, Wassertorplatz and Oranienplatz, as well as the original plans for Viktoriapark and Luisenstadt and the canal (Landwehrkanal was his design); the man who bejewelled Tiergarten with Tiergarten and Potsdam with Park Sanssouci dies after suffering a massive stroke.

Lenne´s plans and today (found on ichundluise.blogspot.com, a great local blog)

He leaves behind, among others (German site of Wikipedia goes on naming his achievements for much longer; in case you were interested, here is the link):

Enough said.

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