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Potsdamer Platz was founded in the first half 18th century, after the Berlin excise wall was lifted, at the fork of the road in front of the non-existent Potsdam Gate. It is currently a shopping and entertainment center visited by tens of thousands of people every day. It was here that the famous "The Wall" concert was organized on July 21, 1990 by Roger Waters.
The first period of splendor of Potsdamer Platz fell in the 1920s and 1930s, when night life, trade and entertainment flourished. The development of the Nazis put an end to power and destruction during World War II. After the erection of the Berlin Wall, the square was divided into two parts and its surroundings depopulated. Revitalization began in the 1990s after the reunification of Germany.
The square currently has several dozen cinema halls, hundreds of shops and restaurants, the Film Museum and many modern buildings, including the Sony Center complex - a picturesque office and commercial giant that attracts tourists with a huge illuminated steel and glass dome.