Good enough for German Chancellors before Adolf Hitler was the modest, graceful little Chancellery with its tree-shaded entrance on Berlin's Wilhelmstrasse. As the office and official residence of the head of the Third Reich, however, the little building has long been considered inadequate. Some time ago the Führer commissioned his favorite architect, 33-year-old Albert Speer, designer of many Nazi Party buildings at Nürnberg and co-planner, with Architect Hitler, of the ambitious Nazi project to rebuild Berlin,* to draw up plans for a Chancellery which would serve as a monument to its...

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