Built in 1961, the Berlin Wall stood for 28 years at the front line of the Cold War between the Americans and the Soviets. On Nov. 4, 1989, so…
Search / 7 results found Showing: 7 of 7
BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Berlin is unveiling a statue of Ronald Reagan, a tribute to the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on a site overlooking the location of the former president's iconic speech imploring the Soviet Union to remove the barrier.
For a barrier meant to prevent travel, chips, chunks and full segments of the 97.2 mile-long reinforced concrete Berlin Wall have done a pretty good job themselves getting around Germany and the rest of the world in the past 30 years.
For nearly three decades, the Berlin Wall encircled West Berlin, built by communist East German authorities ostensibly to protect the country …
A look at photos of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago and how the landscape looks today:
Walls have a checkered history of maintaining separation between people. No matter how high, how long, how strong the wall, people have an uncanny knack for finding their way over, under and around.