Chicago, IL

Berlin Wall in Chicago

Location: Western Avenue Station, Lincoln Square

1 segment

 

Decendents of German emigrants are dominating the cityscape at Lincoln Square, Chicago and its immediate vicinity since the mid-19th century. Consequently, there is a Wall segment in the metro station since the beginning of 2008. To get the Wall there was a joint initiative by the German General Consul Wolfgang Drauz, the District Mayor Gene Shoulder and the President of the Chicago Transportation Society, CTA, Ron Huberman. Numerous German associations have supported the project.

See a talk with Alderman Gene Schulter about the meaning of his segment of the Berlin Wall:

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Photo above and background:
© by John Kannenberg . Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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