The Magnificent 10

Episode 2: The greatest construction scandals in history

What a furore it caused! The Eiffel Tower – an eyesore. Neuschwanstein – ridiculously expensive. And Cologne cathedral? How can it take centuries to complete a building! For many of monuments, time healed all wounds and the detested buildings became major tourist attractions. Will controversial contemporary projects such as Stuttgart’s new station or the new Berlin-Brandenburg airport ever receive such admiration and recognition?


WRITER: Sahar Eslah     EDITOR: Igor Garbuzenko, Marie Wilbers     COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Friederike Haedecke (ZDF), Tina Weimar (ZDF), Katharina Kohl (ZDF), Daniela Rößler (ZDF)