The famous center of contemporary arts was closed down on 4 September. In the late 1980s a huge building was located on the territory of German Democratic Republic. It housed theater, cinema, restaurant and a variety of different galleries and workshops. At the very beginning of the 1990s more and more artists were attracted to the place. Soon after the center became an actual tourist attraction. In fact many artists were simply squatters and the building became a huge warehouse. It prevented city development plans.