This morning at 10 am Berlin local time an accident happened at Portal I of the City Palace in Berlin. As they are completing the construction and are doing paving and landscaping this week, a tar spreader broke down , there was a fire and a gas tank exploded. Luckily only one employee was slightly injured, some 80 firemen came to the site, the fire was put out in 20 minutes and the building only has soot traces with no damage. This project has been 20 years in the making at a cost of 750 Million Euros.
It looked bad from the air and the black smoke could be seen all over central (mitte) Berlin. The project has been slowed down because of the pandemic and a shortage of 200 workers is not helping. Opening day remains September 2020.