• Petitioned John Dahl

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Stadtentwicklungsausschuss von Friedrichshain/Kreuzberg
John Dahl
Herrn Maik Uwe Hinkel
Living Bauhaus, Bauherr des Hochhauses "Living Levels"
Liegenschaftsfonds Berlin
Holger Lippmann
Oberste Denkmalschutzbehörde Berlin
Sigrid Kayser
Untere Denkmalschutzbehörde Friedrichshain/Kreuzberg, Berlin
BVV Friedrichshain/Kreuzberg, Berlin
Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt, Berlin
Senator Michael Müller
Regierender Bürgermeister von Berlin
Klaus Wowereit, acting mayor of Berlin
Senatsverwaltung für Finanzen Berlin
Finanzsenator Dr. Ullrich Nussbaum
Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Forschung Berlin
Senatorin Cornelia Yzer
Ausschuss für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt Berlin
Abgeordnetenhaus von Berlin
Landesdenkmalamt Berlin
Landesdenkmalamt Berlin
Ausschuss für Kulturelle Angelegenheiten Berlin
Abgeordnetenhaus von Berlin
Deutscher Bundestag Petitionsausschuss
Deutsche UNESCO-Kommission e.V.

Save Berlin's East Side Gallery from being deconstructed for luxury condos on the former "Death Strip"

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      Bündnis East Side Gallery Retten

The Berlin Wall, once hated by Berliners, is now a huge part of the cultural heritage of the city and of Germany. What remains of this important historical and cultural landmark is now under threat. Berlin construction investor "Living Bauhaus" owned by Uwe Hinkel started to take down part of the so called "East Side Gallery" on March 1st in order to build high-end apartments on what was once called the "death strip." Huge protests are now taking off online and through the streets of Berlin in order to protect the Berlin Wall Monument.

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When the wall originally came down, most of it was torn down and either sold or sent to museums around the world. The part of the Berlin Wall that remained was transformed into one of the world's largest open air art galleries. Scores of international artists were invited to create colorful murals on the wall and it was renovated as recently as 2009.

At first, the construction workers were stopped by over 500 Berliners asking the Mayor of Berlin to step in and protect one of the most important monuments in Berlin. On March 3rd 10.000 Berliners marched to the East Side Gallery and demanded of Mayor Klaus Wowereit:

1. The East Side Gallery and the former Deat Strip must be preserved.

2. The area between the wall, former death strip and the river Spree must not be built on.

3. The Senate and the district must implement a building moratorium.

4. The Senate and the district must report to Parliament shortly on the legal situation.

5. As far as land is still in possession of the country, the inclusion in category 4 - areas of development - must be reconsidered.

6. Negotiations should begin with the investors about a land exchange.

7. The Senate and the district must immediately arrange a comprehensive conservation law for the East Side Gallery.

8. The Senate and the district must submit full reports on these issues before Easter before the House of Representatives!

The long-outdated concept of privatization and profit maximization through compaction and development with offices, shopping malls and luxury condos to be cast in favor of a sustainable and future-oriented city planning board.

The group "Save the East Side Gallery" is asking all Berlin citizens and people around the world to take action to preserve this important cultural landmark. Sign this petition to tell Berlin's Mayor Klaus Wowereit:


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    Reasons for signing

    • Lola Scurlock BERLIN, GERMANY
      • 8 months ago

      The East Side Gallery is part of the history of Germany. The East Side Gallery is a wonderful outside gallery like nothing else. The East Side Gallery is a major tourist attraction,

      • 9 months ago

      The Wall belongs to the PEOPLE!!!

    • Pilon Muriel FRANCE
      • 10 months ago

      Oui, il est très important de ne pas détruire BERLIN'S THE EAST SIDE GALLERY !!! Il est un monument historique et fait parti intégrente de l'histoire allemande. SAUVONS LE !!!!! Encore des promoteurs qui veulent se faire de l'argent sans se soucier de ce qu'ils peuvent détruire et du reste d'ailleurs !!!

    • david pilon FRANCE
      • 10 months ago

      To preserve the history of the world and Berliners

      • 10 months ago

      L'art doit être aussi dans des lieux public, accesible à tous pas que dans les musées !


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