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Atlantic Documentaries

Inside the Ruins of an NSA Spy Station

Dec 15, 2015 | 40 videos
Video by The Atlantic

On the second-highest hill in Berlin sits the carved-out remnants of Field Station Berlin Teufelsberg, a former NSA spy station used to collect signals intelligence on Soviet-aligned East Germany during the Cold War. Before the aging structure decays beyond repair, a newly appointed manager hopes to give a second life to this architectural relic from a very different, yet not-too-distant, time. Can it be saved? We went inside the graffitied and hollowed out building to get a sense of its future.

Author: Raymond Schillinger


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