A section of the Berlin Wall, gifted to Rice University in November 1991, shown in its initial location on campus, between the School of Continuing Studies and the Media Center. The concrete slab, measuring 12 x 4 feet and weighing 2.5 tons, is white with black and red spray-painted graffiti. The section was moved in 2000, to the corner of the inner loop road, just outside of the Baker Institute. Original resource is a color photograph.
This section of the Berlin Wall was extracted from the Frohnau district of West Berlin, on the border with the East German district of Oranienburg, in April 1990. It was originally positioned next to the Continuing Studies building in 1991. In November 2000, the section was relocated to the southeast corner of Baker Hall to acknowledge former secretary of state James A. Baker III’s leadership of America’s foreign policy during the fall of the Berlin Wall and the subsequent reunification of Germany.
Places; Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989; Memorials—Texas—Houston; Walls—Texas—Houston
Citable link to this pagehttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/76754
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