Every night more than half the world's existing gas street lamps illuminate the streets of Berlin. Gas street lighting was introduced to the city in the early 19th century. Ever since then, gas street lamps have been integral to Berlin's cityscape. Thus, the gas street lamps in their various historical designs constitute a significant industrial and artistic monument.
Nevertheless, the Berlin Senate is moving to eliminate Berlin's gas street lighting. The Senate's street lighting plan Lichtkonzept rates gas street lighting as economically and environmentally untenable. Therefore, almost all of Berlin's gas street lamps face replacement and demolition.
We want to save them!
The translation of the German text of this website was made possible by the engaged work of Leonie Dix for which the responsible associations thank her very much.
•Bundespräsident Gauck setzt sich in seinem Grußwort zum Tag des offenenDenkmals für den Erhalt des Gaslichtes in Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Dresden und Düsseldorf ein..
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