Berlin’s Reichstag Dome

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Atop the Reichstag—the building that houses Germany’s parliament—sits a dome-shaped observation deck made of steel, glass and mirrors.

The Reichstag dome was designed by architect Norman Foster, and replaced the building’s original dome, which was destroyed during World War II.

The Reichstag remained in disrepair until the end of the Cold War in 1990, when Germany’s capital was returned to Berlin from Bonn. The dome, which symbolizes the reunification of Germany following the Cold War, opened to the public in 1999.

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