What role to airports play in gentrification?

Right when I got off the u bahn at Afrikanische Straße in Wedding, the first thing I noticed was how close the airplanes flying into Tegel Airport felt above my head. It made me think about the area surrounding the airport in my home city, and the similarities between the two. A friend told me Tegel has threatened to close before… what might happen to wedding once there is no imposition of noise, no tourist traffic, and low rents? 

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