Berlin’s Checkpoint Charlie to get radical redesign after years of debate

Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin, Germany. Image: Adrian Purser, CC BY-SA 2.0

Checkpoint Charlie, the former border checkpoint between East and West Berlin, is set to get a major makeover after city authorities approved a redevelopment plan following years of debate.The historic site will be remodeled to include a public square, a museum and new residential buildings, according to a tweet from the Berlin Senate’s department for urban development and housing.

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