Which historic structure was constructed in 1961?
– Berlin Wall
– Taj Mahal
– Empire State Building
– The Great Wall of China
Answer: The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Constructed by the German Democratic Republic (East Germany), in 1961, the Wall cut off West Berlin from virtually all of surrounding East Germany and East Berlin. It stood for nearly 30 years, dividing East and West Berlin and remains an iconic symbol of the Cold War. When it fell nearly 30 years ago cheers broke out not only in Berlin, but also throughout the world. The “fall of the Berlin Wall” paved the way for German reunification, which formally took place on October 3, 1990.
The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Wikipedia
Destruction date: 9 November 1989
Construction started: 13 August 1961
Opened: 13 August 1961
Height: 3.6 m
Destroyed by: Demolition
Did you know: Although November 9th 1989 is recognised as the date of the fall of the Berlin Wall. enewser.com