New York City, NY – Battery Park

The Berlin Wall in New York City, NY

Location: Battery Park, Manhattan

2 segments from Potsdamer Platz

 

In November 2004 a friendship concert by the Juilliard School Conservatory of Music and the Berlin Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler took place in the New Yorker Battery Park in view of the Statue of Liberty. Motto: policy is building walls – music is uniting. On this occasion, two Wall segments from Potsdamer Platz (donated by the Berlin Senate) were set up as a sign of solidarity.

It was Tanya Dorn, artistic director at the piano house in New York, who came up with the idea of this project. The Graffito is by Thierry Noir.

With an exciting and interesting video project, the Canadian artists Vid Ingelevics and Blake Fitzpatrick try to capture the tension between the past and the present: Freedom Rocks – the everyday life of the Berlin Wall in a contemporary post-Cold War context:

 

Sites: Battery Park City, New York from Vid Ingelevics on Vimeo. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Click to enlarge:

 

Photo above and background:
Segment of Berlin wall in New YorkCity” by Ronny-Bonny. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

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