What was formerly a rally stadium for the NAZI Party, where Hitler harangued his supporters, is to be turned into a town with in a town.
What was formerly a rally stadium for the NAZI Party, where Hitler harangued his supporters, is to be turned into a town with in a town. Situated on the south east tip of Nuremburg, this great stadium was originally land belonging to the WBG association---a non-profit-making building society. With the rise of the NAZI party it was taken over for party demonstrations and parades. Now, bulldozers and dynamite are clearing away these remnants of Hitler's glory, making way for dwelling places for 40,000 people--about 10--15% of Nuremburg's population.
After lengthy litigation the building society eventually regained their land and have spent about GBP100,000 on preparing the way for 678 flats and 150 houses and are to invest a further GBP2,million in building the homes. Included in the plans are parades of shops, schools, churches, workshops, public buildings, municipal gardens, an open-air swimming-pool and vast tracts of allotments.
Forming a semi-circle round the stadium is a wall, with towers placed at various points. Many of these will be demolished but some, together with a network of catacombs below the wall, will be maintained for civil defence purposes, as shelters.