Station Steintor

For the Expo 2000 some tram stations have been redesigned by famous designers and architects. One of them is the black-yellow-checkered station "Steintor" designed by Milanese architect Alessandro Mendini.  

Nord LB

The unusual shaped office tower of the Norddeutsche Landesbank was designed by Behnisch Architects from Stuttgart. The floors hang on the core structure and prodrude upward ever further. The 60 m high tower was completed in 2002. 

Gehry Tower

The administrative building of the Hanover transport company was designed by Frank O. Gehry. The construction started in 1999, the nine-story office building was opened in 2001. The American star architect from Santa Monica is famous for wild, twisted shapes and metal facades.  

Buildings by Frank O. Gehry:

Guggenheim Museum BilbaoFondation Luis Vuitton ParisWalt Disney Concert Hall Los AngelesMoPop Museum Seattle8 Spruce Street NYC

Dutch Pavilion Expo Hannover

The pavilion of the Netherlands was the highlight of the Expo 2000. The concept of the building was to stack the landscapes of Holland onto each other and therefor reduce the space consumption of the small coastal country. Today only the ruins of the building, designed by MVRDV architects remain. Most other buildings were demolished rights after the World Exposition ended. 

Expo 2000 Pavilion of the Netherlands

The ruins of the once celebrated Dutch Expo pavilion stands on a wasteland in a commercial area. A new use is not proposed, so the interesting building will probably be demolished in the future. 

Anzeiger Hochhaus

The Anzeiger Hochhaus was designed in 1928 by Fritz Hoger, who had previously built the Chilehaus in Hamburg. Fritz Hoger was the architect of the Northern German brick expressionism. In 1947 the news magazine "Der Spiegel" was founded in the 51 m high Anzeiger Hochhaus.  Under the domed roof used to a planetarium. 

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