Tempelhof Airport will be submitted to referendum

Tempelhof Park

“It has been recently called a referendum on the issue of Tempelhof park. The question will be whether the citizens prefer to keep this park in its current state or they agree with the urbanization of the area that the City Council is currently proposing. This plan consists in transforming the vast esplanade that, being previously an airport, nowadays is just a green area surrounded by two runways. The supporters of the ‘Tempelhof 100% field’ initiative claim that the 4.700 homes, the offices for 7.000 workers, the huge library and the sports facilities that the Mayor of the city -the Social Democrat Klaus Wowereit- is planning to build will ruin the spirit of the area and will end up being the death of a necessary lung for the city.”

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