The city of Detroit planned to demolish the civil rights icon's house but Ryan Mendoza, an American artist living in Berlin, saved it. He bought it and rebuilt it next to his own home in Berlin.
The heart of a once divided city is now a bewildering tourist destination that welcomes thousands every day. Berlin's government plans to build a public square, a Cold War Museum and more housing.
A German art-activist collective has apologized after a public outcry over a "tasteless" memorial it erected in Berlin that claims to contain the ashes of Nazi victims. "We made mistakes," the group said.
Despite controversy over its high price tag and unpopular design, the construction of Berlin's new Museum of Modern Art has begun. Set to open in 2026, it aims to put Berlin back on the map as the art hub it once was.
Landlords reportedly want to sell the space to make room for luxury housing, while club managers lament the city's gentrification. The Berlin Senate has already taken steps to intervene and save the capital's landmark.
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