Wow does Berlin offer itself around 1900 and after? Leipziger Strasse is currently becoming the new shopping mile in which the department stores line up, from Wertheim to Tietz. The Kurfürstendamm between the Gedächtniskirche and Halensee is being built. The side streets are just being built. In general, everything is full of scaffolding. Berlin is exploding. The magnificent tenement houses on the new boulevard, with the median for the riders from the zoo, are mostly empty and waiting for residents.