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  • The hope was to revive the city's 19th-century fabric, but the result has been block after block of plain squat structures, many desi gned, much to their chagrin, by the world's greatest architects. illustration by Jean-Manuel Duvivier After taking in the model, I went upstairs to have a chat with his successor, a Swiss architect named Regula L ü scher, who had been Z ü rich's city planner before she came here.

    Berlin's Fulfilled Dreams and Empty Spaces

  • What Ms. L ü scher does not reveal, but what local architects a re celebrating, is her openness to many points of view.

    Berlin's Fulfilled Dreams and Empty Spaces

  • Ms. L ü scher did manage to commit herself to one thing — the inevitable demolition of what may be Berlin's most appealing public space.

    Berlin's Fulfilled Dreams and Empty Spaces

  • Associated Press Peter L ö scher, CEO, Siemens AG "The global economy is recovering faster and more vigorously than expected," Chief Executive Peter L ö scher said, echoing comments last week from Jeff Immelt, chief executive of U.S. rival General Electric Co.

    Siemens's Profit Rises on Economic Recovery

  • Peter L scher complained about Chinese procurement rules and other policies that he said could put foreign companies at a disadvantage.

    CT Scan Makers Gun for China

  • Peter L scher cited growth in all businesses, which range from wind turbines to light bulbs to medical equipment.

    Exports Pump Up German Profits

  • "Such order growth last occurred in 2008," Siemens's Mr. L scher said of the company's total order intake.

    Exports Pump Up German Profits

  • Peter L scher, chief executive of industrial conglomerate Siemens AG reiterated foreign criticism in a meeting with China Premier Wen Jiabao about "technology transfer" rules, according to people present.

    In China, Western Firms Keep Secrets Close

  • Mr. L scher took over from Mr. Hambrecht this month as chairman of the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business, a group that advises Germany's government on business policy in the region, and the two men were speaking Saturday on behalf of German business broadly, according to one of the people present.

    German Executives Push Back in China

  • Mr. L scher also called on China to remove investment restrictions in certain sectors where foreign companies are required to form joint ventures with Chinese companies, said Finn Mayer, a reporter with the German newspaper Handelsblatt who was also there.

    German Executives Push Back in China

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