Ashley Ludaescher says she’ll carry confidence with her tomorrow when she paints the stars and stripes on her face and heads to an American craft brewery in Berlin to cheer on the U.S. in its soccer match against Germany.
The House of Electro-Technology stretches like a felled skyscraper along the northern edge of Berlin’s Alexanderplatz, limiting views and impeding traffic in the heart of the German capital. The shopworn relic of the former East Germany, an assembly of pre-fabricated glass and aluminum squares, has been called clunky and dehumanizing. Its owners say it’s outdated and should be replaced. Christine Edmaier wants to save it.