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World's Most Controversial Monuments

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Jake Richter

Everyone’s a critic, but these monuments have sparked the biggest controversies. See what the fuss is about.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin

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After budget battles, arguments over aesthetics, and political power trips, Germany’s national Holocaust memorial was finally dedicated in May 2005. Designed by Peter Eisenman, the 5.5-acre monument is a charcoal-colored stone slab labyrinth. The slabs are protected by an anti-graffiti coating, which, coincidentally, was manufactured by the same company that produced poison gas for the Nazis.

World's Most Controversial Monuments

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin

After budget battles, arguments over aesthetics, and political power trips, Germany’s national Holocaust memorial was finally dedicated in May 2005. Designed by Peter Eisenman, the 5.5-acre monument is a charcoal-colored stone slab labyrinth. The slabs are protected by an anti-graffiti coating, which, coincidentally, was manufactured by the same company that produced poison gas for the Nazis.

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