I've got to take my hat off to the architect of this square. Obviously, the city asked for a concrete wasteland that no living thing would ever want to linger in and that's just what we got.
Willi-Brandt-Platz is a great big undefined square with a circular 'fountain' in the middle that is just a trickle that wets the flat pavement. At the top of the steps down to the U-Bahn, there is a big tangle of twisted metal that seems to have no purpose except collecting stray trash (which it's doing rather well, actually).
There's nowhere to sit anywhere in the square except at the boardering restaurants. After my daughter and I went shopping in the mall, we got a burger at the McDonalds and were forced to find an uncomfortable perch on the night entrance to the underground parking lot to eat.
Does anyone know of an explanation for this? I thought the BUGA was supposed to be all about friendly, beautiful urban planning? So they thought they'd design the opposite? WTF?