Beatles-Platz


Beatles-Platz

The world's first Beatles-Platz ( _de. Beatles Place/Plaza) was opened on 11 September 2008 in the German city of Hamburg, at the place where the The Beatles started their career: On the crossroads Reeperbahn/Große Freiheit.

The place looks like an over dimensional record with a stroboscope rim, with more than 100 high-tech square lights which are inserted into the ground, affords a lightshow programme as well as special underground works. Steel plates (bands) with song texts of The Beatles, will be inserted into the actual record grooves of the monument. The concrete pavement of the Platz will be covered with a layer of black granite. [ [http://www.bild.de/BILD/hamburg/aktuell/2008/05/26/baustart-fuer-hamburgs-beatles-platz/donnerstag-ist-spatenstich-an-der-grossen-freiheit,geo=4641162.html Spatensich für Beatles-Platz] bild.de de icon Retrieved on June 19, 2008]

After years of plannings and different annoucements, the groundbreaking finally took place 29 May 2008 in the presence of sponsors and officials. Meanwhile the estimated construction costs rose from 100,000 to 500,000 €. [ [http://www.germanbeat.info/beatles-platz-in-hamburg.html germanbeat.info] de icon]

There were some mistakes in the monument such as "Drive me car", "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band" and "Can't Buy Melove ". [Note: mistake in bold by author] These mistakes were commented as "Shit happens" by the Municipal Councillor Markus Schreiber of the Hamburg-Mitte borough. As of September 14 2008 the new inscription was ordered. [Citation |title=Reeperbahn: Fehlerteufel beim Beatles-Denkmal am Werk |url=http://www1.ndr.de/nachrichten/hamburg/beatlesplatz110.html |date=2008-09-14 |publisher=Norddeutscher Rundfunk online |accessdate=2008-09-21 |author=Staff de icon]

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External links

* [http://www.oldie95.de/index.html?webseiteID=1764&fotostoryID=48590&fsbid=87328#95.0 A video of the first day of construction (May 29, 2008)]


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