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Fire hits iconic Europa-Center in Berlin

A fire broke out on Tuesday on the roof of the Europa-Center, a landmark shopping center in western Berlin, a spokesman at the fire department in the German capital said.
He said it was too early to say what had caused the fire, which appears to have engulfed the roof of the building in the Charlottenburg district, whose high-end shopping streets and palace are major tourist attractions.
There were no reports of injuries.
Pictures and video published on social media showed flames and smoke rising from the top of the 20-storey Europa-Center, which was built in the early 1960s after the Berlin Wall was erected.
It is recognizable by a rotating Mercedes-Benz star, which made it an icon of capitalist West Berlin

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Wow ....I remember the Days when we all met at the center to go Disco hoppn.... Boy that brings back memories.

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I was of a very young age and my father took me with him on a business trip to Berlin.
I can recall there was an ice rink there and many kids and grownups were having fun.
But I was obsessed with the Star on the top.
So much that I asked my father to take me to a certain distance so I could see it clearly.
I stood there and watched it turning.

Our family car was a Zastava 101 at that time, and I promised myself, that no matter what, one day I will have this star in front of me, on MY car.
Things went well for me and here I am having three.

When I heard that there was a fire there, I almost burst to tears.
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That building, and the ruined church next to it

have been the backdrop to every decent spy film made since the Wall went up. Lets hope those clever germans fix it all up again.
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Looking at them German Fire Fighters it looks too me they are afraid of heights.....they sure standing all on the ground.
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They are from Munich, they are happy since this isn't the BMW Hochhaus Building.
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