"She could see the west – shiny cars and lit streets and the Springer Press building."
The Springer Press Building, Berlin
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeThe Springer Press Building, Berlin - Credit: Johann H. Addicks
With its aluminium facade and reinforced concrete skeleton frame, the high-rise structure of the Springer Press building exemplified the architecture of capitalism; and it housed Axel Springer AG, one of the largest newspaper publishing companies in Europe. Modern architecture and a multi-national corporation that disseminates news around the globe – for Miriam, this was a world away from her own.