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The Dresdner Residenzschloss, residence and administrative center of the royal Wettin family, developed over the course of several centuries.
First mentioned in 14th century documents, by the end of the 15th century it consisted of a palace with several wings. August the Strong undertook reconstruction after a destructive fire in 1701. The palace was largely rebuilt in the Neo-Renaissance style in 1883-1901, including reconstruction of the Hausmannsturm to its original condition. In WWII the complex of buildings was almost completely destroyed.
Reconstruction efforts did not get underway until 1985. The phased transformation into a museum complex is scheduled to be finished in time for Dresden's 800-year jubilee in 2006.
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