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Only a few years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, in 1993 a competition was organized aiming to completely transform East Berlin’s famous Alexanderplatz. This was won by Hans Kollhoff with a proposal for a small Manhattan. Obviously, this competition soon became a battlefield on ideologies, memories and the city’s future. Through interviews with the architects and politicians, the film highlights the dogmatism and insensitivity that characterized much of planning in post-reunification Berlin – but at the same time it also depicts a square, which despite the failures and missed opportunities of the 1990s, seems to have regained its foothold in the city.