Although the Berlin Wall once was synonymous with division and strife, it now works as a evidence of unity and artistic expression. As soon as the wall fell in 1989, artists were inspired to create beautiful murals for the wall’s remains. The East Side Gallery, notably, has become a potent symbol of unity, and among its most famous murals depicting Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev and East German leader Erich Honecker stuck a devoted kiss. Recent development projects, however, have threatened the longevity of the open-air gallery. While the space may be under national monument protection since 1991, actually maintaining the skill has shown difficult. Occasional restoration efforts have helped, but a serious amounts of the sun and rain took a toll, also in 2019, a part of the wall was removed for making room for luxury condos.
Now, however, the Berlin Wall Foundation has gained control of the wall as well as the surrounding property. They wish to perform long overdue maintenance, offer guided tours of the wall, and create historical displays. By turning the wall in a proper open-air museum, the basis hopes to solidify the gallery’s placed in Berlin’s cultural historical background and protect it from punctures against development. Indeed, development won\’t be permitted for the riverbank behind the gallery.
The foundation may even begin an archaeological project to uncover the foundations of your guard tower that once overlooked the East Side Gallery, where 10 citizens were killed while aiming to escape East Berlin. In combination with these restoration and archaeological projects, the area will invest $285,000 to help you take care of the site — a good show of support to get a piece of history in dire need for preservation.