The Reichstag houses the national Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany. Although initially built in 1894 it was disused from 1933-1990 after severe fire damage. Architect Norman Foster began restoration plans to create the Reichstag as it sits today in 1990, but it was still not reopened until 1999. The finished project that Berlin showcases today has a clear dome roof, this was designed to symbolise an open government, to show to the German public that they would never be lied to again. For the same reason the dome is open for the public to visit.
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