Berlin Wall section to make way for development

A real estate developer is planning to build a 14-storey apartment building between the East Side Gallery and the Spree River and needs to remove the wall section
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Passers-by peek into the construction site next to the East Side Gallery, which is the longest still-standing portion of the former Berlin Wall, where a new hotel is scheduled to be built on February 28, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. According to media reports the developer in charge of the project plans to remove an approximately 25-meter long piece of the Wall and transfer it elsewhere in order to allow access to the construction site. Critics, including East Side Gallery mural artists and Spree River embankment development opponents, decry the move, citing the East Side Gallery's status as a protected landmark and a major tourist attraction. (Getty Images)
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A map of the city of Berlin with the word 'SALE' written across it hangs on the East Side Gallery, the longest remaining portion of the former Berlin Wall, which has been slated for removal by a construction company to build a high-rise luxury apartment block, on March 4, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. A real estate developer is planning to build a 14-storey apartment building between the East Side Gallery and the Spree River and needs to remove the Wall section in order to allow access to the construction site. Protesters managed to temporarily halt the dismantling of the section on March 1. Critics, including East Side Gallery mural artists and Spree River embankment development opponents, decry the move, citing the importance of the East Side Gallery's status as a protected landmark and a major tourist attraction. The East Side Gallery is approximately 1.3 kilometers long. (Getty Images)
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Protesters scuffle with police at the East Side Gallery, which is the longest still-standing portion of the former Berlin Wall, during efforts by a construction company to remove a 25-meter long section of the Wall on March 01, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. A real estate developer is planning to build a 14-storey apartment building between the Wall and the Spree River, and needs to remove the Wall section in order to allow access to the construction site. Critics, including East Side Gallery mural artists and Spree River embankment development opponents, decry the move, citing the importance of the East Side Gallery's status as a protected landmark and a major tourist attraction. The East Side Gallery is approximately 1.3 kilometers long. (Getty Images)
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A man on a bicycle rides past as a truck maneuvers on a construction site next to the East Side Gallery, which is the longest still-standing portion of the former Berlin Wall, where a new hotel is scheduled to be built on February 28, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. According to media reports the developer in charge of the project plans to remove an approximately 25-meter long piece of the Wall and transfer it elsewhere in order to allow access to the construction site. Critics, including East Side Gallery mural artists and Spree River embankment development opponents, decry the move, citing the East Side Gallery's status as a protected landmark and a majortourist attraction. (Getty Images)
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Police, after scuffles with protesters, stand guard at the East Side Gallery, which is the longest still-standing portion of the former Berlin Wall, following efforts by a construction company to remove a 25-meter long section of the Wall on March 1, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. A real estate developer is planning to build a 14-storey apartment building between the East Side Gallery and the Spree River, and needs to remove the Wall section in order to allow access to the construction site. Critics, including East Side Gallery mural artists and Spree River embankment development opponents, decry the move, citing the importance of the East Side Gallery's status as a protected landmark and a major tourist attraction. The East Side Gallery is approximately 1.3 kilometers long. (Getty Images)
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A protester clutches her dog next to a sign that reads: 'Isn't culture worth anything anymore?' during a demonstration at the East Side Gallery, which is the longest still-standing portion of the former Berlin Wall, as construction workers were attempting to remove a Wall section on March 01, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. A real estate developer is planning to build a 14-storey apartment building between the Wall and the Spree River, and needs to remove a 25-meter long Wall section in order to allow access to the construction site. Critics, including East Side Gallery mural artists and Spree River embankment development opponents, decry the move, citing the importance of the East Side Gallery's status as a protected landmark and a major tourist attraction. The East Side Gallery is approximately 1.3 kilometers long. (Getty Images)
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Two policemen watch as a worker drives an earth mover that had just emerged from a construction site next to the East Side Gallery, which is the longest still-standing portion of the former Berlin Wall, where a new hotel is scheduled to be built on February 28, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. According to media reports the developer in charge of the project plans to remove an approximately 25-meter long piece of the Wall and transfer it elsewhere in order to allow access to the construction site. Critics, including East Side Gallery mural artists and Spree River embankment development opponents, decry the move, citing the East Side Gallery's status as a protected landmark and a majortourist attraction. (Getty Images)
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People walk past a construction site next to the East Side Gallery, which is the longest still-standing portion of the former Berlin Wall, where a new hotel is scheduled to be built on February 28, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. According to media reports the developer in charge of the project plans to remove an approximately 25-meter long piece of the Wall and transfer it elsewhere in order to allow access to the construction site. Critics, including East Side Gallery mural artists and Spree River embankment development opponents, decry the move, citing the East Side Gallery's status as a protected landmark and a majortourist attraction. (Getty Images)