Map of 18th Century Berlin Celebrates the City's 775th Birthday

On Berlin's Museum Island, a giant map of the city in the 1700s will cover 2,500 meters. The map commemorates the 775th anniversary of the city's founding, and is a 1:775 scale. The map opens to the public on August 25.

In other news, new tech keeps you cool when it's hot, and a new dorm in Denmark is way cooler than any place you lived in college. See the headlines after the jump.

1:775 Map Installation in Berlin to Ring in the City's 775th Birthday | Architizer
Ideas to Make You Shiver | The New York Times
The College Dorm You Wish You Lived In | Co.Exist

(Image: Reuters via Architizer)

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