Exactly three years ago (03 March 2009, 13:56) the Historic Archive Of Cologne collapsed.
The reason was poorly executed construction of a new subway line underneath the building.
Two people dies.
Up to 1.100 year old historical documents of inestimable value were buried.
The salvage operation took about two and a half years.
Allegedly, 95% of the documents retrieved
The restoration will take at least 30 years.
Total damage: 1.000.000.000 €.

The pictures were taken immediately after the collapse.
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Der Einsturz des Historischen Stadtarchivs von Köln
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