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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: