Discuss as:

Architect Daniel Libeskind's steel wedge bursts through the redesigned museum in Dresden

Matthias Hiekel / EPA

A metal wedge designed by U.S. architect Daniel Libeskind protrudes from the Bundeswehr Military History Museum in Dresden, Germany, Oct. 13. After seven years of renovations according to his plans, the new exhibition with 10,500 exhibits from 700 years of military history opens tomorrow, Oct. 14.

Matthias Hiekel / EPA

Architect Daniel Libeskind stands in front of the Bundeswehr Military History Museum in Dresden, Oct. 13.

Matthias Hiekel / AFP - Getty Images

American architect Daniel Libeskind and his European representative Jochen Klein in the Bundeswehr Military History Museum in Dresden, Oct. 13. Libeskind's design boldly interrupts the original building's symmetry with an extension, a massive wedge of glass, concrete and steel, cutting through the 135-year-old former arsenal's structural order. A viewing platform provides views of Dresden while pointing in the opposite direction toward the source of the fire-bombs, creating a space for reflection.

 The 135-year old armory got a radical makeover from American architect Daniel Libeskind. He said he he wanted to create  something symbolic of Germany's rigid authoritarian past giving way to the liberal democracy of today.  Full story.