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The Friedrichstraße (pronounced /'fʀidʀɪçˌʃtʀasə/ in IPA) (Frederick Street) is a major shopping street in (east) central Berlin. It runs from the northern part of old Mitte (north of which it is called Chausseestraße) to the Hallesches Tor in the district of Kreuzberg. Due to its north-southerly direction, it forms important junctions with the east-western axes, most notably with Leipziger Straße and Unter den Linden. The U6 subway runs underneath. The International Phonetic Alphabet is a phonetic alphabet used by linguists to accurately and uniquely represent each of the wide variety of sounds (phones or phonemes) the human vocal apparatus can produce. ... Berlin (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005); down from 4. ... Berlin-Mitte or Mitte is the central-most borough of Berlin (Mitte is German for centre). ... Kreuzberg Kreuzberg is possibly the most well-known of the boroughs (Bezirke) of Berlin. ... Unter den Linden (Under the Limes – named for its linden trees which line the grassed pedestrian mall between the two carriageways) is one of Berlins splendid boulevards. ... U6 is a line on the Berlin U-Bahn Alt-Tegel (S25) Borsigwerke Holzhauser Straße Otisstraße Scharnweberstraße Kurt-Schumacher-Platz Afrikanische Straße Rehberge Seestraße Leopoldplatz (U9) Wedding (S4x) Reinickendorfer Straße Schwartzkopffstraße Zinnowitzer Straße Oranienburger Tor Friedrichstraße (S1) (S2) (S25) (S5) (S7...

Many of the finest fashion brands have an outlet on Friedrichstraße. It has also been a playground for creators of modern architecture during the general refurbishment period in the 1990s. Events and trends Technology The World Wide Web was born at CERN Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology Reduction in size and cost of mobile phones leads to a massive surge in their popularity Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K) Microsoft...

Despite being of such critical economic importance, Friedrichstraße is remarkably narrow, causing regular traffic jams.

The famous 20th century architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, once created a charcoal image of the Friederichstrasse, idealizing it as a street with the potential for all the hopes and dreams that the early 20th century envisioned for the future. The reconstructed Barcelona Pavilion Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies) (March 27, 1886 - August 17, 1969) was an architect and designer. ...

Three blocks to the west of Friedrichstraße is the famous Wilhelmstrasse. Wilhelmstraße (William street) in Berlin became during the 19th century the governmental neighbourhood of Prussia. ...



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