HafenCity on the NYT

Posted: July 22, 2010 in urban development
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The NYT featured the HafenCity development in Hamburg. These are two of my favorite things, the former for its writing style and the latter for its ambitious urban development. They will get preferential treatment in this blog. And my playing favorites starts now. I forgive the article for taking light the issues plaguing the development, such as the ever-rising cost of the Elbphilharmonie opera house and construction of a tube line that will connect the quarters to the city center (instead to a more populous part of Hamburg). But then again, the article is written as a travelogue, which is most of the time indifferent to social issues.

Some tips the author missed out:

1) You can visit the Elbphilharmonie even if it is still under construction

2) Affordable coffee can be had at Campus Suite near the Elbphilharmonie (Am Kaiserkai 60-62)

3) If you are on a budget, eat your lunch at the Markt Halle (Am Sandtorkai 23/24). A rice and curry meal is about 7.50 Euros. Expensive? Welcome to Hamburg.

4) Yummy soups and salads at the Kesselhaus (am Sandtorkai 30). A miniature model of the HafenCity is also inside.

from The New York Times (including photo) via Planetizen


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