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Libeskind's Military History Museum should be "more than a gesture"- The Observer


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 in his latest review for The Observer architecture critic Rowan Moore criticises Daniel Libeskind's angular five-storey extension to the Military History Museum in Dresden, stating that "something so large and conspicuous should surely be more than a gesture."

Moore claims that the new intervention interacts successfully with the existing 1870s building but adds that some of the spaces are not as interesting as they should be and describes the projecting shard as "at once breathtaking, verging on the wonderful, and breathtakingly dumb."

We had an amazing response when we published our story on the museum a few weeks ago. One reader described the design as "insensitive and inconsiderate," while there was some praise including this comment: "Brave and bonkers. Excellent!" - see the story and comments here and all of our previous stories on Daniel Libeskind here Update 17/11/11: see a new set of photos in our later story.

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