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Tempelhof Airport Park Opens in Berlin

DW reports that Berlin’s former 950-acre Tempelhof Airport has opened for the first time under its new use as a city park. The interesting thing about the opening is that nothing has changed – runways, the terminal, the hanger are all just the same as they were before (until the city decides how to design the new park). The difference is that people are biking and walking on the runways and the only sign of air traffic are the many kites visitors brought with them. According to DW, in 2013 the new park will undergo a four-year, 60-million-euro ($48 million) facelift. Ben Beath was there and took some great pictures, one of them below:

Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport to Become Park

The Tempelhof airport, the Berlin airport most famous around the world for being the drop off point for the Berlin Airlift, will be turned into the city’s largest park. According The Local, the English-language German news service, the city plans to spend 60 million euros (~85 million US dollars) over the next seven years to develop the 570-acre space. Another 1.6 million euros per year will go to park maintenance and security.

Tempelhof airport in Berlin is set to become the city's largest park. Photo: wikipedia