Slabs - videos north america

Sites: Battery Park City

New York, NY

2012

These Wall slabs were donated to New York City by the city of Berlin in 2004 and are located less than a kilometre from Ground Zero.

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Sites: 520 Madison Ave.

New York, NY

2009

Site of one of the larger displaced sections of the Berlin Wall in North America. Owned by billionaire Jerry Speyer, property developer and art collector.

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Sites: Rosenthal Vineyeard

Malibu, California

2012

These two Wall slabs were amongst the first to be exported to North America from Berlin in the early 1990s.

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Sites: 5900 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, California

2012

These ten Wall slabs were placed here across from the Los Angeles County Museum of Contemporary Art in 2009 by the Wende Museum, a private museum devoted to the study of the Cold War period.

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Sites: Wende Museum I

Los Angeles, California

2012

This Berlin Wall section is located outside of the Wende Museum, a museum of Cold War history located in Culver City, California and was painted recently by Thierry Noir, who also painted numerous Wall sections in the pre-1989 period.

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Sites: Wende Museum II

Los Angeles, California

2012

Justinian Jampol, Executive Director of the Wende Museum, a museum devoted to Cold War history, talks about the movement of Cold War objects and artifacts (such as Wall fragments) from Berlin to Los Angeles. He discusses Alvin Nachtwey, one of the first commercial "wall peckers" and producers of Wall souvenirs in Berlin.

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Sites: Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California

2009

Carlos, a student at Loyola Marymount University, speaks about the significance for him of the Berlin Wall´s arrival on his university campus in relation to issues of immigration.

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Sites: Reagan Library I

Simi Valley, California

2009

This is one of several Berlin Wall slab sites in North America related to Ronald Reagan. The siting of this piece here was enabled by California hamburger baron, Carl Karcher. The slab has been "restored" since its arrival.

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Sites: Reagan Library II

Simi Valley, California

2009

One of the exhibit rooms at the Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library. A video loop of excerpts from Reagan´s speeches plays continuously. In the background is a fibre-glass replica of a Berlin Wall slab.

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Sites: Reagan Library III

Simi Valley, California

2009

The flag is lowered at the end of the day at the Reagan Library.

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Sites: Reagan Library IV

Simi Valley, California

2009

The director of the Reagan Presidential Library and Museum speaks about the reaction of visitors from former Communist countries to the Berlin Wall slabs at the Library.

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Sites: Truro, Nova Scotia I

Truro, Nova Scotia

2010

The six Berlin Wall pieces pictured in this video were situated in the centre of Truro, Nova Scotia at the time this video was shot in July, 2010. Since that time the pieces have been moved to the gounds of a local agricultural college.

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Sites: Truro, Nova Scotia II

Truro, Nova Scotia

2010

This site is at the centre of Truro, Nova Scotia. The six Berlin Wall pieces situated here have been moved recently to a the grounds of a local agricultural college.

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Sites: World Trade Centre I

Montreal, Quebec

2010

Victor, an employee at the World Trade Centre, a shopping mall and office complex in Montreal, stands by the Berlin Wall slab situated there.

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Sites: World Trade Centre II

Montreal, Quebec

2010

Serge works at the information booth at the World Trade Centre, Montreal. Here he rehearses the commentary he relates to tourists regarding the Berlin Wall piece found at this shopping mall and office complex.

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