Berlin Wall artwork makes way for apartments

Artwork and graffiti on the iconic Berlin Wall are set to be demolished for property development, despite opposition by artists and residents.
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Property developers preparing to demolish sections of the iconic Berlin Wall to make way for a 63-metre tower housing 36 luxury flats and offices have been met with opposition from artists and residents.

Protestors are fighting to save the wall, which hosts a 1.3km-long outdoor gallery featuring graffiti, as well as a famous mural by Dmitri Vrubel, dubbed Fraternal Kiss, depicting a memorable 1979 photograph of Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honecker in embrace. The open-air East Side Gallery attracts 800, 000 visitors a year.

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