For anyone living in Berlin the Fernsehturm is a point of reference, you can see it from all parts of the city, sometimes it helps to navigate and for anyone living in Berlin for enough time is also almost a company, a quiet and constant presence.
Its importance is not linked only with the technical side, it’s also an historical symbol for Berliners: it’s the symbol of what once was East Berlin.
Today is also a tourist attraction and it’s clearly the symbol of Alexanderplatz, but there some people who don’t like it, and don’t like how Alexanderplatz is made.
Here there is a site where you can build your own alexanderplatz, with and without the Fernsehturm.
A fun game that can also stimulate the imagination.