Thursday, October 15, 2009

Ich Bin Ein Miracle Miler



To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, eight segments will be installed along Wilshire Blvd. in front of the Variety Building (5900 Wilshire).

The installation will remain in front of the building until Nov. 14. Some info:

The eight wall segments of reinforced concrete will be installed by professional workers on the lawn area in front of 5900 Wilshire along Wilshire Blvd. The segments, which are each 12 ft. tall and 3.9 ft. wide, will face the Los Angeles County Museum of Art directly across the street.

The eight original Berlin Wall segments were recently acquired by the Wende Museum in Culver City for its permanent collection. Two additional wall segments will be installed in front of 5900 Wilshire on Nov. 3, which will make it the longest stretch of the Berlin Wall outside of Berlin, Germany.

As long as the wall doesn't keep us away from the lunchtime food trucks. If that does happen, expect several of us to take to the streets and proclaim, "Mr. 5900 Wilshire, tear down this wall!"

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