As a prized collectors item, the wall has become museum piece and tourists attraction from Cape Town to Bangladesh. One section is so holy it is about to outlive the pope in the Vatican, having been won in an auction in Monte Carlo in the 90s.
Looking at it and being near it offers viewers an insight into the plight of a divided people, their helplessness in the face of a greater power. And as such, it is our responsibility to protect those last few pieces that remain so that generations to come are wiser to such heinous crimes.
Or so the argument goes.
For a more authentic experience of helplessness in the face of a greater power, try stopping them tear it down this afternoon, or for a fuller taste of life under the GDR, insist on permission from developers before the destruction starts elsewhere across Berlin.
So today, as they tear a chunk down to make way for luxury apartments, why not join the outraged Berliners, and protesters from around the world, because they really are the lucky few.