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In the other direction one sees the new skyline of this area. This has happened in the last 10 years. At that time most of the buildings were no more than 6 stories, any more than that and the law required an elevator. There were also large stretches of 1 and 2 story buildings that had been built after the liberation. Most of those have been supplanted. The density of the area has quadrupled, by one estimate, but it seems more.

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