The Wall Around the World

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The Berlin Wall Around The World : 

The Berlin Wall Around The World Allison Doherty Sarah Markle Will Katinsky

The Fate of the Wall : 

The Fate of the Wall In keeping with tradition, after the fall of the wall in 1989 the majority was crushed and used in construction projects. However various segments of the wall have found their way to different cities all over the world as part of a cultural legacy. Many have been incorporated in various symbolic works of art, while others stand alone as reminders of the division in Germany during the Cold War. They represent the transformation of a symbol of oppression into a symbol of freedom.

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Pieces have ended up in Australia, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, as well as American universities, libraries, museums and casinos. The city of Berlin has also kept several segments to give away as gifts.

Brussels, Belgium : 

Brussels, Belgium This segment stands between the BavarianRepresentation to the EU andthe Paul Henri-Spaak building of the European Parliament.

London, England : 

London, England This segment sits in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park which surrounds the Imperial War Museum as part of the Soviet War Memorial.

Chicago, Illinois : 

Chicago, Illinois This segment of the wall is in the Western Avenue CTA Station. This station is in the Lincoln Square Neighborhood which has a strong German heritage.

College Station, Texas : 

College Station, Texas In some cases pieces of the wall have been incorporated into larger pieces of art. This sculpture at the George Bush Presidential Library was designed by VerylGoodnightwhich, and is entitled “The Day the Wall Came Down.” A similar sculpture is located in the Allied Museum in Berlin.

Seoul, South Korea : 

Seoul, South Korea Three sections of the wall are located in central Seoul, near the recently restored Cheonggyecheon (청계천) stream. The pieces serve as a reminder of Germany’s successful reunification, and their continued separation.

Ronald Reagan Peace Garden at Eureka College, Illinois : 

Ronald Reagan Peace Garden at Eureka College, Illinois President Reagan gave a speech at Eureka College challenging the Soviet Union to begin arms reduction talkswithSTART. Reagan is also famous for his plea, “Mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall,” and so it is fitting to have a piece of it represented in his garden.

Usain Bolt’s House, Jamaica : 

Usain Bolt’s House, Jamaica After world record setting performances in both the 100 and 200m races at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics in Berlin, Bolt was given a (massive) segment of the wall with his likeness painted on it.

Fulton, Missouri : 

Fulton, Missouri Churchill delivered his famous “Iron Curtain” speech here at Westminster College. This display is made of 8 different sections, with silhouettes of people cut out, representing the newfound freedom of movement in Eastern Europe.

New York City, New York : 

New York City, New York Several pieces are located in the city including one near UN Headquarters, and another on 53rd Street between 5th and Madison Avenues.

Culver City, California : 

Culver City, California A segment is located in the Wende Museum; it was painted by the French-born, Berlin-based artist Thierry Noir.

Montréal, Quebec : 

Montréal, Quebec The segment was taken from the wall in front of the Brandenburg Gate. It was given to Montréal on the city’s 350th anniversary. It now stands in the Centre de Commerce Mondial.

Men’s Bathroom : 

Men’s Bathroom This segment has been ceremoniously placed behind urinals in the Main Street Station Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Newseum, Washington DC : 

Newseum, Washington DC 8 Sections of the wall, including a watchtower from Checkpoint Charlie, stand as the signature piece of the Newseum’s Berlin Wall Exhibit.

Cape Town, South Africa : 

Cape Town, South Africa This segment was given to South Africa to commemorate the visit of Nelson Mandela to Germany in 1996.

Danke&Tschüss! :