Today marks the 26th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. On November 9, 1989, the structure that divided a city and was the source of tremendous political controversy was finally taken down. While reunification has been a long and challenging process, Berlin has become a thriving city, featuring some of the most active and exciting artist communities in the world. From graffitti to installation, youth culture has reclaimed the city to forge a brigther, more positive future. This advancement, in only a quarter of a century, is remarkable for those who lived in a brutally divided city.
Don’t quite remember what it was all about? Here are a few infographics that shed light on the political background, the wall, the death tally, and the overall significance of the event.
Via Thomson Reuters
Via Visual Loop
Via Sara Perozzi
Originally posted 2016-03-13 10:15:24.