Miami Gifted Piece of Berlin Wall for Permanent Display

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A bit of German graffiti will soon join our own.
Miami is about to get a piece of world history, just in time for the Art Basel madness to come this winter. German officials announced that Miami will receive a two-ton piece of the Berlin Wall to join our city's sprawling public art presence.

WLRN reports that the chunk of wall will become a permanent exhibit across Biscayne Boulevard from the Freedom Tower.

In accordance with the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall November 9, the German government approved the gift that will be displayed in a Miami Dade College parking lot of the Wolfson Campus.

Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado told the Miami Herald editorial board Wednesday that the city will pay for the cost of the installation's foundation, while the German government will pay for an exhibit this fall.

The three-week long exhibit at the Freedom Tower will feature a replica of "Checkpoint Charlie," the Wall's designated crossing point for armed forces and the city's most famous crossing point.

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Ed Hundley
Ed Hundley

Don't they know that its mostly sand it might be a bit heavy. Luy u dad

Chris Jorge
Chris Jorge

I give it a week before someone gets up on it

Kenia West
Kenia West

Lol hopin people dont write on it?

Larry Shane
Larry Shane

Are you kidding !?!? It's streaming (pun intended) on several regular stations in the evenings. ;)

Vickie Rechel
Vickie Rechel

Larry Shane, alrighty then, Im gonna hold you to it. You do know there is "No pornography in the DDR!" ;)

Larry Shane
Larry Shane

Oh dearest Vickie.. There is so much more to Berlin and no little slice of wall out of its context should dissuade you from a visit to Der Fatherland. I'd love to go with and show you round. ;)

Vickie Rechel
Vickie Rechel

Larry ShaneI agree, but the 'Two Ton' headline about the Berlin wall being bequeathed to us, made me scratch my noggin a bit. I am all for ART (as you know), wrap our islands in pink, place snails throughout our city but doesn't The Berlin Wall belong in Berlin? Kinda takes away from my possible future visit. It's all about ME man!

Larry Shane
Larry Shane

Your government wastes plenty more £ on other shite. I'll see you at the protest. ;)

Vickie Rechel
Vickie Rechel

Larry Shane, agreed, but not when one is f'ing STARVING!

Larry Shane
Larry Shane

Culture feeds the soul... ;) ps. Peace. :)

Vickie Rechel
Vickie Rechel

Larry Shane, i bet they could feed a FEW starving children instead of shipping the Berlin Wall over. Maybe they'll charge an entrance fee to go see it (to feed the hunger children)? You looking for a PEACE of me?

Larry Shane
Larry Shane

The foundation should cost about €500, Vickie. ;)

Laura Sutnick
Laura Sutnick

They should consider putting it behind plexiglass

Leo Medic
Leo Medic

You can put it on at Carlos Gimenez House front door so He can't leave anymore from his own home, we don't need that shit.

Daniel Gov
Daniel Gov

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David Triana
David Triana

I was in Berlin about 2 months ago and saw it in person. Absolutely incredible. Pretty cool to have a piece here at home.

Muse TD
Muse TD

Awesome. Cant wait to touch it. I remember the day it went down.

Daniel Herrera
Daniel Herrera

How much did we pay for it? Is it trash or treasure?

Jason Parrett
Jason Parrett

A 2 ton piece of concrete is about 5x5 I guess its the point that counts

Randy Pardo
Randy Pardo

That's a very small piece. Each section was 12' high by 4' wide.

Maria Rosell
Maria Rosell

How wonderful. I'm lucky enough to have seen the Berlin Wall while it still stood as well as go through Checkpoint Charlie. Can't wait to see the exhibit!

Maria Carmona Napoles
Maria Carmona Napoles

It should be placed somewhere it can appreciated and not damaged. I received a small piece years ago as a gift and think it's something that should be kept as a reminder for generations to come. ..

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Kara Páez

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Sam Wright
Sam Wright

^^Sadly I thought the same thing Corey

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