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Berlin Wall to be torn down for luxury flats (East Side Gallery)
TheLocal.de ^ | 26 Feb 13 12:26 CET

Posted on 02/26/2013 10:51:07 PM PST by Olog-hai

Berliners are outraged at plans to demolish part of the world-famous East Side Gallery, the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall, to make way for luxury apartments and a pedestrian bridge across the River Spree.

Rumors this week that a segment of the Wall would be torn down to make way for a block of flats were confirmed by Franz Schulz, mayor of the city's eastern district of Friedrichshain, daily Die Welt wrote on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, several petitions circulating online demanding an end to the project have collected thousands of signatures. …

The East Side Gallery, a 1.3-kilometer stretch of Berlin Wall marking the former border between East and West Berlin, which is now covered in murals by artists from around the world, is the second most popular visitor attraction in the German capital after the Brandenburg Gate. …

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1 posted on 02/26/2013 10:51:20 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.
2 posted on 02/26/2013 11:16:07 PM PST by Rodamala ((It's people!))
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To: Olog-hai

First they don’t want the wall...
Then they do want the wall...


3 posted on 02/27/2013 1:16:01 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (RETURN TO MECCA [http://youtu.be/zWQkaDUCJ_Y])
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!
Regentrification PING!

I knew Communists had to be behind the resistance movement.

4 posted on 02/27/2013 10:18:15 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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