Berlin Wall Section To Make Way For Development


With chants of 'Fill the gap!' protesters attempt to bring forward a... News PhotoBerlin,Berlin Wall,Business,Construction Industry,Cultures,Effort,Filling,Finance,Former,Germany,Horizontal,Human Interest,International Landmark,Long,Man Made,Model - Object,Occupation,Police Force,ProtestorPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesBERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 01: With chants of 'Fill the gap!' protesters attempt to bring forward a styorfoam replica of a piece of the Berlin Wall in order to fill a gap created by construction workers in the East Side Gallery, which is the longest still-standing portion of the former Berlin Wall, as police try to block the protestersl 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. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)