The thing is, this isn't an entirely unreasonable train of thought. After the fall of the wall in 1989, the city went nuts on any section that they could find, not least because it was a literal stone-cold reminder of the misery its presence had wrought. Back in 1989, nothing deserved to be smashed into a gazillion pieces more than the Berlin Wall.
As the years progressed, however, the city's attitude toward the wall -- as well as its, um, problematic period between 1933 and 1945 -- changed from one of destruction to one of preservation, so much so that a small army of police were required to hold back the protesters that turned out when a property developer demolished part of the iconic East Side Gallery in 2013. And this is before we get to the artists who've adopted the sections sporadically dotted across the city as their canvases, or the fact that the city had to build a wall in front of the wall in order to stop tourists from hacking pieces off it in broad daylight. Achtung, baby, the wall is back, and it's good this time, we swear.