DW reported that the Nuremberg City Council decided that the city's Congress Hall, built by the Nazis, will temporarily house the Nuremberg Opera. All the governing parties had approved the project ahead of the December 15 city council meeting. Now the opera and ballet of the Nuremberg State Theater will move into the gigantic courtyard which will have a temporary roof built on top of it. Performances will then take place there. Workshops, rehearsal rooms and offices will be located in the U-shaped building. Nuremberg's current opera house needs 7-10 years for its renovation, and thus investing in the temporary structure is considered to be worth the trouble. Nuremberg's head of culture has already said that the building could be used permanently as a cultural center. The U-shaped building on the edge of the Zeppelin Field in Nuremberg was built to represent the full power of the Nazi regime. One was supposed to feel tiny when entering, intimidated by its overwhelming, soulless architecture. Hitler imagined that as many as 50,000 people would cheer for him at Nazi party rallies. It was supposed to be a massive setting for Hitler and his followers to meet once a year at the party conference of the NSDAP. The grounds were intended to accommodate 50,000 people who would cheer their leader, Hitler. But, like other buildings at the time, the ostentatious structure was never completed because of the war. But nothing came of his grand vision. As with many other large-scale construction projects planned by the Nazis, the fascist party lacked the money and manpower to realize these visions, World War II swallowed up all resources. In the end, the huge congress hall became a large courtyard framed by brick walls nearly 40 meters high, making it somewhat reminiscent of ancient battle arenas. It remained standing as a symbol of the failure of the National Socialist megalomania.