Berlin Wall Section To Make Way For Development


Protesters confront police at the East Side Gallery, which is the... News PhotoBerlin,Berlin Wall,Bestof,Business,Conflict,Confrontation,Construction Industry,Cross Section,Cultures,Effort,Finance,Former,Germany,Horizontal,Human Interest,International Landmark,Long,Panoramic,Police Force,Protest,Protestor,Removing,Topics,TopixPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesBERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 01: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Photo taken with the 180 degree panorama function on an iPhone5.) Protesters confront 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 1, 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. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)