Sections of Berlin Wall Come Down

Four sections of East Side Gallery make way for luxe apartments

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 27, 2013 6:03 AM CDT

(Newser) – Sorry, David Hasselhoff, you failed: Work crews removed four sections of the Berlin Wall's famed East Side Gallery this morning. The 4.5-foot sections that were removed will make way for an access route to the luxury apartments planned for the area, the AP reports. Protesters had demanded that the wall stay put, but police say there were no incidents today. About 250 police officers backed the work crews.

Police officers guard a construction site and sections of the East Side Gallery, while parts of the former Berlin Wall are removed in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday March 27, 2013.   (AP Photo/dpa, Britta Pedersen)
Police officers guard in front of a remaining part of the Berlin Wall in Berlin on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.   (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
People gather in front of remaining parts of the Berlin Wall in Berlin on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.   (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Police officers guard a construction site and sections of the East Side Gallery, while parts of the former Berlin Wall are removed in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday March 27, 2013.   (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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