Berlin Wall Section To Make Way For Development


Artist Guenther Schaeffer, who has painted a section of the East Side... News PhotoArtist,Banner - Sign,Berlin,Berlin Wall,Business,Construction Industry,Contemplation,Cross Section,Cultures,Finance,Former,Germany,History,Horizontal,Human Interest,International Landmark,Long,Monument,PortraitPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesBERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 04: Artist Guenther Schaeffer, who has painted a section of the East Side Gallery, poses in front of a banner reading 'Denk Mal,' a pun in German on the imperative 'Think' and 'Monument, next to the longest remaining portion of the former Berlin Wall 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. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)