List of Berlin Wall portions


List of Berlin Wall portions

Many portions of the Berlin Wall have been given to institutions since its fall on November 9, 1989.

Chicago, Illinois, USA

A portion of the wall is inside the Western Avenue CTA station in Chicago. The Lincoln-Square Neighborhood has been historically German.

EU Parliament, Belgium

[
Brussels, Belgium] A portion of the wall is on display outside the EU Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.

European Court of Human Rights, France

A portion of the wall is on display outside the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.

Riga, Latvia

A section of the Berlin Wall has been placed in Kronvalds park in Riga, Latvia; in front of the former Communist Party Central Committee building.

Harmonie German Club, Canberra, Australia

A section of the Berlin Wall has been placed in front of the clubhouse in Narrabundah suburb of the Australian Capital. [http://www.harmonieclub.com.au/about.php]

Imperial War Museum, London, United Kingdom

A portion of the wall [http://www.mauer.jp/block/iwme.html] stands in the Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park in the London borough of Southwark, just outside the main entrance of the Imperial War Museum.

National Army Museum, London, United Kingdom

Three sections are on display to the side of the museum behind the front railings with an additional, smaller piece inside the museum.

Berwick Barracks, Berwick-upon-tweed, England, UK

Just a small rock is located in the barracks

World Peace Pavilion, Nova Scotia, Canada

A piece of the Berlin Wall is on display at the World Peace Pavilion in the Halifax Regional Municipality on the Dartmouth waterfront. It is encased in a display case, along with other items of importance from around the world. [ [http://www.halifax.ca/attractions/peacepav/index.html HRM - Culture, Arts, Heritage - World Peace Pavillion ] ]

Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada

Six large pieces [http://www.mauer.jp/block/catre.html] of the Berlin Wall are in the possession of the Town of Truro. There are plans to move them to the nearby Diefenbunker museum in Debert in the near future.

Centre de Commerce mondial de Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Freedom Park, Arlington, Virginia, USA

The largest portion of the Berlin Wall outside of Germany [ [http://www.germany.info/relaunch/info/publications/infocus/15yrs_Fall_of_the_Wall/wall_now.html Germany.info : 15 Years After the Fall of the Wall ] ] is on display at Freedom Park in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington County, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Washington, D.C., USA

A portion of the wall was gifted to the university from the Berlin Senate in 1997. "The wall was given to the Nitze School and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies of the Johns Hopkins University. It stands in tribute to the success of the German-American partnership and as a symbol of the peaceful end of the Cold War." It is on display outside of the building entrance just south of Dupont Circle on Massachusetts Avenue, NW. Please see link for further information: http://www.sais-jhu.edu/pubaffairs/media_events/Media_Advisories/MA1997/BerlinWall_110597
Washington, D.C.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, California, USA

A portion of the Berlin Wall is also on display in Ronald Reagan Presidential Library located in Simi Valley, California.

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., USA

A portion of the Berlin Wall is located in the main lobby of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center [http://www.itcdc.com/index.php] at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. in Washington, D.C.

Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Birthplace, Yorba Linda, California, USA

A portion of the Berlin Wall is located inside the museum area of the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace in Yorba Linda, California just outside of Los Angeles. The Nixon Library's portion of the wall is similar in size to the portion of the wall displayed at the Reagan Library.

Sandpoint, Idaho, USA

A portion of the Berlin Wall, protected by plexiglass, is located on the Hope Peninsula east of Sandpoint. [http://www.hopepeninsula.com/Hope%20Peninsula.html]

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Massachusetts, USA

A section of the Wall was donated in 1989 by the German government and brought to the John F. Kennedy Library located in Boston, Massachusetts with the help of Jean Kennedy Smith, the President’s sister.

George H. W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum, College Station, Texas, USA

A section of the Wall is on display inside the George Bush Presidential Library located in College Station, TX, as well as outside the museum as part of a sculpture entitled "The Day the Wall Came Down," which depicts five horses running through rubble of the wall.

Westminster College, Missouri, USA

, among others. The piece of the Wall became part of the Winston Churchill Memorial Library. [ [http://www.westminster-mo.edu/cm/history/dedication.asp Dedication of the Berlin Wall at Westminster College] ]

One year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, artist Edwina Sandys, granddaughter of Winston Churchill, proposed the idea of placing a piece of the Wall at the Westminster College campus. With the support of Westminster College, Sandys and her husband, Richard Kaplan, met with officials in East Berlin in February 1990. Upon arrival in Berlin, the couple realized their plans to secure large portions of the wall would be costly, as convert|4|ft|m|sing=on-wide sections were selling at a cost of $60,000 to $200,000. This obstacle, however, was solved when officials, impressed by the idea of a Berlin Wall monument being erected near the site of Churchill's 1946 "Iron Curtain" speech, allowed Sandys to choose eight sections as a gift to the College. Sandys chose her sections from an area near the Brandenburg Gate, frequented by artists, because of the dramatic color of the graffiti. The repeated use of the word "unwahr," within the sections, which in German means "untrue", also appealed to her.

On November 9, 1990, after a nine-month effort, the "Breakthrough" sculpture stood appropriately in the foreground of the College's Winston Churchill Memorial and Library. Joined by former President Ronald Reagan, Senator John Ashcroft and German Minister Plenipotentiary Fritjof von Nordenskjoeld, Sandys introduced her sculpture to the assembled crowd. Forty-four years after her grandfather warned of an "iron curtain," the wide open doors of "Breakthrough" provided a concrete image of the newly realized freedom in Eastern Europe.

Main Street Station casino/hotel, Nevada, USA

A section of the Berlin Wall is actually located in the Main Street Station casino/hotel men's bathroom in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada.

James Baker Institute, Texas, USA

A portion of the wall is on display outside the James Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Baker was US Secretary of State during the reunification of Germany.

Hilton Anatole Hotel, Texas, USA

Two portions of the wall are on display in the sculpture garden of the Hilton Anatole hotel in Dallas, Texas. The two sections are each convert|12|ft|m tall.

Microsoft, Washington, USA

The Microsoft Art Collection in Redmond, Washington contains a section of the wall donated by Daimler-Benz AG. [ [http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/artcollection/exhibitions/august/ Microsoft Art Collection ] ]

Mountain View, California, USA

Two sections of the wall are displayed in the rear parking lot of an office building at 2685 Marine Way, Mountain View, California. A plaque memorializes the fall of the wall as "a tribute to American resolve." The owner of the [http://www.baysidebusinessplaza.com/ Bayside Business Plaza] is a German Business man who originally owned a construction company on the current site. He had a piece of the wall shipped over but when they opened the create there were two pieces inside. As you can see in the picture the pieces are pretty tall but there is just a much underground and above ground. The piece on the right has a cartoon Elvis painted on it and the one on the left says "Wir Lieben Dich" (We love you).

Seoul, South Korea

Three sections of the wall are displayed along the recently restored Cheonggyecheon (청계천) stream in central Seoul and were presented in conjunction with the restoration project. The sections are adjacent to the Samilgyo (삼일교) bridge across the stream.

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, USA

A portion of the Berlin Wall is kept on the main campus of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA

A section of the Berlin Wall containing graffiti with the words "democracy," "freedom," and the phrase "Tear the wall down" written on it can be found at the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor in Fort Knox, Kentucky as a permanent exhibit.

Long Wharf, Portland, Maine, USA

A portion of the Berlin Wall is located in the Old Port, Portland, Maine close to N 43° 39.329 W 070° 15.123 on Long Wharf near DiMillo's floating restaurant.

Downtown, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA

A section of the Berlin Wall is located near the downtown area of Rapid City, South Dakota close to N 44° 05.164 W 103° 13.665.

New York City, New York, USA

At least four portions of the wall are located in New York City. One can be found at the entrance to the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum [http://www.flickr.com/photos/garyjd/98939572/] ; [http://www.flickr.com/photos/8308363@N02/2218240279/] and the other between Gateway Plaza, the North Cove marina, and the World Financial Center near the World Trade Center site [http://www.flickr.com/photos/afulki/286723731/] . A third portion can be found in the gardens at the United Nations headquarters, among the sculptures. (That third piece is mentioned [http://www.unis.unvienna.org/unis/pressrels/2002/sgsm8185.html in a UN press release] ; [http://www.flickr.com/photos/trubbert/291966718/] ). A fourth portion exists on 53rd Street between 5th and Madison Avenues [ [http://www.time.com/time/daily/special/photo/berlin2/2.html Photo Essay 11/5/99 - The Wall: Where Is It Now? Page 2 ] ] ; [http://www.flickr.com/photos/lunapark/263570464/] . The segments of Berlin wall at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum and the one shown in the right picture were originally located at Waldemarstreet in Berlin. This graffiti among others along Waldemarstreet were well documentated in 1985 through ten poster photos made by photographers Liselotte and Armin Orgel-Köhne [Berlin - Seite für Seite. Literaturauswahl zur 750-Jahr-Feier. A bibliography about Berlin, with 10 photos showing the Berlin wall segments along Waldemarstreet. Edition: Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek / Berliner Zentralbibliothek. Berlin, 1986. 52 pages, ISBN 3-925516-04-2]

Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

The segment of Berlin wall from Waldemarstrasse found at Marbles Kids Museum today, was made by Kiddy Citny in 1985 [http://www.flickr.com/photos/cactusbones/2339001176/] , and is one of the two famous graffiti "hearts" made by this artist [http://www.flickr.com/photos/ambrosialove/2443769013/] . The other part of the heart can be found at the at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York [http://www.flickr.com/photos/garyjd/98939572/] .

Vatican City

The piece of Berlin wall, which is inside the Vatican Gardens today, is a gift from the Italian Marco Piccininni to the Vatican in 1994. Mr. Piccininni acquired this piece of wall in an auction of wall segments in Monte Carlo 1990. [Tagesspiegel (Berlin), No. 15.195 from 28.02.1995, p. 9: "Ein Mauerstueck fuer den Papst. Bemaltes Bauwerk in den Vatikanischen Gaerten aufgestellt."] The wall segments show those part of Sanct-Michaels-church from Berlin as a painting, which where hidden through the wall. The segments were originally part of the wall at Waldemarstreet, located on Waldemarbridge. The illusionary painting ("Mauerdurchblick") on the segments was made 1986 by Yadegar Asisi [The Asisi-Factory: [http://www.asisi-factory.de/Asisi/Illusionsraeume/illusionsraeume.htm] ] , initiated by the architect Bernhard Strecker. [Waldenburg, Hermann: "Berliner Mauerbilder". Berlin: Nicolaische Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1990, p. 55, ISBN 3-87584-309-6] , [Kuzdas, Heinz J.: "Berliner Mauer Kunst, mit East Side Gallery" Elefanten Press. 1998, p. 64-65, ISBN 3-88520-634-X] , [Gründer, Ralf: "Verboten: Berliner Mauerkunst". Cologne: Boehlau & Cie., 2007, p. 266-268, ISBN 978-3-412-16106-4] Hints on these wall segments in Vatican Gardens were also given by Paul Hofmann in 1997: [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E06E0D71F31F935A35754C0A961958260&sec=travel&spon=&pagewanted=print]

Fatima Sanctuary, Portugal

At the entrance of the Sanctuary, on the south side of the Rectory, one may visit a monument of the Berlin Wall's, consisting of a concrete segment that was part of it. This segment was offered by means of Virgilio Casimiro Ferreira, a Portuguese emigrant to Germany and is here placed as a grateful memorial of God's intervention for the fall of Communism as promised at Fatima. The segment weighs 2,600 kilos (5,732 lbs.) and measures 3.60 meters (11 ft. 9 in.) high by 1.20 meters (3 ft. in.) wide. The present monument was designed by the architect J. Carlos Loureiro and was inaugurated on the 13th. of August, 1994. [ [http://www.portugal.com/fatima/fatimamap/fatima.asp Portugal Online] ]

Accorsi Family, Spilamberto, Modena

the San Valentine day 2008 were delivered to the lovely town of Spilamberto10 segments of the Berlin Wall.The "items" were sended by one of Spilamberto's citizens living and working abroad.The segmetns are still waiting for a proper placement.each segments is 3,6 meters high , 1,2 wide and weights about 3 tonns.Spilamberto confirm itself as a "paese di gente strana" that it means "town of strange people", this is true and its citizens are quite famous in the surroundings for their habits and uniquenesses

Seattle, Washington, USA

A piece of the wall rests in the center house at Seattle center

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