the Grundsteinlegung is the often festively celebrated commencement of construction of a building. Often a special foundation-stone is along-used. These foundation-stones are sometimes hollow and with time certifications like a current daily paper and further symbolic articles are filled. One calls this also putting a time cap. Foundation-stones also often carry inscriptions.

Grundsteinlegungen particularly take place at public buildings and at business buildings.

See also: Building victim


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