FALKENHAGENER FELD


In 1962 the city of West Berlin decided to build a huge modern residential complex in a rural area close to the GDR border. They called the new locality "Falkenhagener Feld". Today, more than 36.000 people live here, many of them immigrants from the former Soviet Union or Turkey, mostly in high-rise buildings. But some streets still look like in a village, filled with single family houses. A magazine sent me there in 2015 to portray the area for a story about the struggle of local politicians and social workers to keep the two parts together. 

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