Jewish Museum Berlin
It is "like other museums, with white walls where pictures can be hung and objects exhibited." (Daniel Libeskind, 2000) The Jewish Museum Berlin is one of the most spectacular museum buildings in Germany. Since the beginning it has been a magnet for the public, attracting 350,000 people even as an empty shell before it opened in fall 2001. The architecture was undoubtedly the cause for this initial popularity. Numerous views and opinions have been expressed on the Jewish Museum Berlin. Whether visitors see Libeskind's new building as a "spectacular" or a "normal" museum, a deconstructivist masterpiece, a ground breaking creation, intellectuality in the form of a house, or even an exhibit in its own right ? the architect placed great emphasis on people's perceptions of the building and these are formed anew day after day.