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  • [Narrator] Built in the short economic boom

  • between two world wars, the Zollverein Coal Mine

  • in Germany stands as a reminder of an industry's past

  • and an architectural future.

  • (bright music)

  • The Zollverein Mine was decommissioned in 1986,

  • after being an active mine for over 100 years.

  • It was built with conscious thought

  • for the external appearance,

  • and during redevelopments and expansions in the 1920s,

  • adopted a Bauhaus style of architecture,

  • which features a modern symmetrical and industrial feel

  • and combines form with function.

  • Today it remains open to the public as an industrial museum

  • and is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • At Zollverein, much of the former coal factory

  • has been left intact, allowing visitors to view

  • the pits, railway lines and even the miners housing.

  • It is truly a monument of industry

  • caught in a moment of history.

  • (bright music)

[Narrator] Built in the short economic boom

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Exploring a Coal Mine Stuck in Time

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    羅世康 posted on 2018/05/19
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