World’s biggest intelligence headquarters opens in Berlin

“Suspicions among some had also focussed on the fake palm trees outside the building, which the Berlin senate in January confirmed were an art installation and not covert listening devices. […]”

Photo: Surveillance (Project OFFSIDE).

Prosper Jerominus, 2018.

A shot from the BND surveillance CCTV cam (Closed-circuit television) shows innocent Sunday afternoon strawlers.
Headquarters of the Federal Intelligence Service (BND) of Germany.
Kleihues + Kleihues architects, 2006-2016 – Prosper Jerominus © 2018

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8 February 2019 – The Gardian 
No mobile phones. No private laptops. No checking personal emails or social media. And at the end of the day, all access cards must be locked in a safe. […]

Its [The BND building’s] bold new presence is meant to signal a more self-confident global role but the agency is not without critics in Germany, where security services can evoke memories of the Stasi and Gestapo. Revelations in 2013 from Edward Snowden that the agency closely cooperated with US and British services in the surveillance of digital communications shocked many and led it reduce cooperation with the US National Security Agency.

“Suspicions among some had also focussed on the fake palm trees outside the building, which the Berlin senate in January confirmed were an art installation and not covert listening devices. […]”

Source: The Gardian

A critique about the building’ s monotone architecture (German)

Read more on the Berliner Zeitung (German)


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