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Speicherstadt (Hamburg, Germany)

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    • Hamburg (Germany). Speicherstadt
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        Hamburg, Germany
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    • found: St. Katharinen, 2013:pages 34-35 (Speicherstadt; the setup of the Speicherstadt as a free harbor was a preparatory effort for the integration of Hamburg into the German tariff zone, planned for October 1888; the treaty of annexation into the German tariff zone was signed in Berlin May 25, 1881; demolition of housing began November 1883, and the ceremony inducting Hamburg into the German tariff zone was held Oct. 15, 1888 )
    • found: German Wikipedia, Aug. 15, 2013:"Speicherstadt" (Speicherstadt; in Hamburg, the largest warehouse complex built on oak pilings in the world, since 1991 under landmark protection; built from 1883 as part of the free port of Hamburg, the first section completed in 1888; comprises an area of 26 hectares, built on the former Elba islands of Kehrwieder und Wandrahm, 1.5 kilometers in length and 150-250 meters wide in the north-east port of Hamburg; with the establishment of the German Reich in 1871, Hamburg became a state within it; construction of warehouse facilities were agreed to by the tariff zone treaty of 1881 between Hamburg and Germany, allowing the incorporation of Hamburg into the German tariff union; but Hamburg's territory was a free tariff zone, so in order not to disturb port operations by tariffs and that the vested rights of Hamburg merchants were recognized and imported goods could be stored and prepared tariff-free, construction of a district not belonging to the German tariff union was necessary; when Hamburg joined the German tariff union in 1888, the Speicherstadt was opened as a free port; with the development of container shipping, the free port status of the Speicherstadt was dispensible and placed elsewhere, leaving the Speicherstadt to be encompassed by the new HafenCity project; coordinates: 53° 32' 36'' N, 9° 59' 31'' E)
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    • 2013-08-29: new
    • 2013-08-30: revised
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