New York City, NY – USS Intrepid

Berlin Wall in New York City

Location: USS Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

2 segments from Waldemarstraße (missing)

 

The former aircraft carrier USS Intrepid now serves as Sea, Air & Space Museum and as an attraction of the harbor of New York. In 1990, a first Wall segment came to the US and was displayed on the upper deck of the warship. The exhibition was initiated by the Berlin Wall Commemorative Group and was promoted by the artist Peter Max.

As a source of revenue of foreign exchange, the East German government wanted to boost business with Wall segments in the United States. Its trading company Limex therefore cooperated with the Berlin Wall Commemorative Group from New Jersey.

Another Wall segment was set up at Marble’s Kids Museum in Raleigh, North Carolina. Both together are showing a graffito by Kiddy Citny:

Montage

Since the restoration of the USS Intrepid in 2007, this Wall segment has been stored on a lower deck. The segment which was in Marble’s Kids Museum was moved to the RTP in Durham in 2015.

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Photo above and background:
© by Mick’s Collection. Licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

 

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