Berlin's newest tourist draw: a futuristic box

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    Berlin has unveiled its latest tourist attraction: a futuristic box that will sit for the next few years on a downtown square where a replica Prussian palace is to be built.
    The so-called Humboldt Box rises some 92 feet (28 meters) above one end of the capital's Unter den Linden boulevard, opposite the neoclassical Museum Island complex.

    The roughly hexagonal silver-and-blue building offers spectacular views and hosts exhibitions on the planned palace — construction of which has been delayed as part of an austerity package. It is now slated for completion in 2019.
    Officials say the box's modern appearance was a deliberate choice.
    Hermann Parzinger, who heads the foundation that oversees Berlin's museums, said Tuesday visitors may be "surprised by the architecture ... and want to see what's in there."
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    I wonder if that was what I saw when I was over in March, still covered in fabric then:

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