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The following paper was originally featured on November 6, 2009.
By Rector Gérard-François Dumont
Translated by Thomas Peace, York University
Walls that divide are meant to be broken down. Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the legacy of the East-West division can still be seen in the city’s architecture, economy and overall culture. This paper examines Berlin’s spatial and political history from the wall’s beginnings to the long-term repercussions still being felt today.
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