More than six years after the closure of the International Congress Centre (ICC) Berlin, the state is now looking for an investor for the building. "The ICC is to be made fit again for congresses," the economic administration told the German Press Agency. "Marketing will begin this autumn."
Actually, the colossus in need of renovation on the city motorway should have been on the market long ago. Last year, the Senate presented proposals from interested parties, including a gigantic greenhouse, skyscrapers, a biosphere and a museum. The call for tenders was still to be issued in 2019, but "due to the need for coordination with the monument protection authorities and the corona pandemic, it has not yet been possible to start," it was now said.
ICC is no longer in operation since 2014
The listed ICC was closed in 2014 after 35 years. According to the Senate, the sprawling building must be cleared of pollutants and will then be used again for congresses. Meanwhile, the Messe Berlin (Berlin's trade fair company) has built itself two new congress halls with lower operating costs.
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