Art: Hitler as Architect

"How I wish I had been an architect!" Adolf Hitler often exclaimed to his Nazi master builder, Albert Speer. But he was indeed an architect of sorts. True, Hitler did not build much. His plans for the Third Reich's monuments, worked up into complete designs by Speer, stayed mostly on paper in rough sketches and scale models. The tens of billions of dollars needed to realize these halls, palaces, chancelleries and stadiums were dissipated in war. None of his biggest projects, like the Nuremberg stadium, were built, and most of the monuments of...

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