The 1990s (The Reunification)
After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, a huge building boom began, with numerous major projects in the city center.
Big investors such as Debis and Sony put up entire city quarters at Potsdamer Platz - among others planned by Hilmer and Sattler, Renzo Piano, Helmut Jahn and Hans Kollhoff.
New governmental quarters, planned by Axel Schultes, are being built next to the Reichstag, which was reconstructed by Norman Foster.
North of the governmental quarters, a new central station is under construction by Gerkan, Marg and Partner.
New residential quarters were built, e.g. at the Moabiter Werder along the Spree river, in Spandau Wasserstadt (water town), on the Stralau peninsula and in Karow-North.
Some interesting individual projects such as the Jewish Museum by Daniel Libeskind and an ecological high-rise building were also constructed.
In addition Brandenburg, being Berlin's surrounding countryside, was seized by a big building boom with numerous development projects and industrial settlements.
The Berlin-Brandenburg region thus became a Mecca for people interested in construction sites and architecture.