im Quadrat (here)

English translation: squared

15:46 Oct 13, 2004
German to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - Advertising / Public Relations
German term or phrase: im Quadrat (here)
A promotional presentation of a city starts with:

XXX - Gegensätze im Quadrat: Die Industrie-Metropole XXX hat weit mehr zu bieten, als....

It sounds like a play on words to me...but I don't quite get it: does it mean: an abundance of contradictions, or a study in contrasts...

Tell me it has nothing to do with "squared"!
foehnerk
Local time: 20:06
English translation:squared
Explanation:
I guess they're talking about Mannheim, famous for its square layout.

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Note added at 3 mins (2004-10-13 15:49:32 GMT)
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how about \"squaring juxtapositions\"

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Note added at 12 mins (2004-10-13 15:58:40 GMT)
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\"Sehr schlicht kam sie daher, auf den ersten Blick so gar nicht als Marke erkennbar: der Stadtname schwarz gesetzt in einer modernen, serifenlosen Schrift. Zu dessen Ende die Hochzahl „2“ welche in Weiß auf ein kleines rotes Viereck platziert ist. MANNHEIM². Wieso Mannheim hoch zwei? Was soll diese Quadratzahl am Ende des Stadtnames? Mannheim zum Quadrat … Mannheim im Quadrat … aha, natürlich! Mannheim, jedem als die in Quadraten angelegte Stadt bekannt, die Hochzahl im roten Viereck bringt es kurz und klar auf den Punkt ... \"
http://www.c6-magazin.de/magazin/mannheim/2002/12/1039539527...

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Note added at 1 hr 6 mins (2004-10-13 16:52:43 GMT) Post-grading
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how about \"grid contrasts\"
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Alison Schwitzgebel
France
Local time: 02:06
Grading comment
Thanks Alison, for the leads and suggestions.
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squared


Explanation:
I guess they're talking about Mannheim, famous for its square layout.

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Note added at 3 mins (2004-10-13 15:49:32 GMT)
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how about \"squaring juxtapositions\"

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Note added at 12 mins (2004-10-13 15:58:40 GMT)
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\"Sehr schlicht kam sie daher, auf den ersten Blick so gar nicht als Marke erkennbar: der Stadtname schwarz gesetzt in einer modernen, serifenlosen Schrift. Zu dessen Ende die Hochzahl „2“ welche in Weiß auf ein kleines rotes Viereck platziert ist. MANNHEIM². Wieso Mannheim hoch zwei? Was soll diese Quadratzahl am Ende des Stadtnames? Mannheim zum Quadrat … Mannheim im Quadrat … aha, natürlich! Mannheim, jedem als die in Quadraten angelegte Stadt bekannt, die Hochzahl im roten Viereck bringt es kurz und klar auf den Punkt ... \"
http://www.c6-magazin.de/magazin/mannheim/2002/12/1039539527...

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Note added at 1 hr 6 mins (2004-10-13 16:52:43 GMT) Post-grading
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how about \"grid contrasts\"

Alison Schwitzgebel
France
Local time: 02:06
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 43
Grading comment
Thanks Alison, for the leads and suggestions.
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