Saturday 15 June 2013

Vorsprung durch Technik?

We assume that Germans are so efficient that it comes as a shock to discover not one but three monumental cock-ups.

German news weekly Der Spiegel interviewed the architects responsible for three national fiascos – Stuttgart’s railway station, Hamburg’s concert house, Berlin’s airport – and asked them to explain. They blame contractors, clients, national character, changing regulations, and, just a little bit, themselves.

But their professional chutzpah is rather reminiscent of this:

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