in a silver machine
and I'm still feeling mean…..
I was out and about in Berlin's Wild West the other day and found myself outside the Berlin ICC. This is one of my favourite buildings in Berlin and so I popped in again to soak up the atmos…….
The ICC is a congress machine that lurks next to the city autobahn like a psychedelic Star Ship waiting to take guests on a cruise to the other side of the galaxy.
Walking up to this Leviathon can feel a bit like being in a scene from “blade runner” and there are funky tunnels that you half expect to see James Bond running out of persued by hundreds of guys in orange jump suits firing sub machine guns.
You can get in and wander around on most days when there’s a trade fair ("Messe Berlin") on. So if you are in town, take the S-Bahn to “Westkreuz” station and check this mind bending space cruiser out, before the Maniacs and Philistines get their way.. …..
Link to Wiki for info (german)
Link to a very 70s film made about the ICC at the time it was built