Cologne, Germany, 19 November 2017. The so-called 'Ringturm' (ring tower), completed in 1973, dominates the northern corner.
Cologne, Germany, 19 November 2017.  Ebertplatz became notorious when two people were killed in the square following a fight between rivaling gangs in 2017 and a mass brawl in 2019.
Cologne, Germany, 19 November 2017.  The lower level is reserved for pedestrians and can be reached via escalators leading down from the street-level.
Cologne, Germany, 19 November 2017.  The dimly-lit underpass is described by many as an 'Angstraum', a space of fear, and consequently avoided.
Cologne, Germany, 19 November 2017.  The underpass has been re-populated by several art galleries and some dodgy bars. It's also a popular hangout for drug dealers.
Cologne, Germany, 19 November 2017.  The escalators are long defunct and being turned into platforms for artistic projects while the old emergency call box appears oddly out of place in a square where two people were killed.
Cologne, Germany, 19 November 2017.  The upper level of the square is reserved for street traffic and a stop for local buses.
Cologne, Germany, 19 November 2017.  Underground, Ebertplatz is an important subway crossing and houses small kiosks for commuters.