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New Entry in UNESCO World Heritage LIst by JohannesOehl

The Hamburg Kontorhaus District is an office district built to serve the functions arising from creation of the Speicherstadt, and forming one of the most impressive German urban settings of the 1920s. It is the first dedicated office district on the continent of Europe. It is characterised by a high degree of stylistic consistency, and was executed in the 1920s, 30s and 50s with virtually no change resulting from the Second World War. Particularly good examples of the style are the Chilehaus, Messberghof and Sprinkenhof, which are among the most significant of all the architectural heritage of that period. (test taken from UNESCO.ORG

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