Wednesday, March 02, 2016

European Central Bank

In the March edition of Management Today, Howard Davies reports on a recent visit to the European Central Bank, "now magnificently rehoused on the edge of the city in what used to be the fruit and vegetable market". He reports that "the basement of the vegetable market was rented out to the Nazi government two days a week and used to assemble Jews en route to the camps. ... The ECB has a thoughtful display commemorating the dark side of the building’s past on the ground floor", but he reckons the refurbished building plus new-built addition is "one of the most inspiring pieces of modern architecture" he knows.

Source: ECB website