Breakthrough by Edwina Sandys - Fulton, MO, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 50.992 W 091° 57.297
15S E 590684 N 4300635
Quick Description: Abstract sculpture constructed of eight section of the Berlin Wall located near the Churchill Memorial on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 9/22/2008 5:19:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM4R5X
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 33

Long Description:

Breakthrough by Edwina Sandys (Granddaughter of Winston Churchill) is constructed of eight pieces of the Berlin Wall from near the Brandenburg Gate.  The particular pieces of the Wall were selected for their colorful graffiti and the repeated word "unwahr" meaning lies or untruths. The location of the sculpture is on the campus of Westminster College, where Winston Churchill gave his famous "Iron Curtain" speech in 1946. When Edwina Sandys went to East Berlin with plans of selecting pieces of the wall for the sculpture it was found that the sculpture may be cost prohibited because four foot sections of the wall were selling for $60 - $200 thousand each however when the officials from East Berlin heard of her plan to erect a Berlin Wall Memorial near where the famous "Iron Curtain" speech was given they allowed her to select 8 pieces as a gift to the college.  The sculpture was dedicated by President Ronald Reagan on November 9, 1990, one year after the fall of the Berlin Wall which occurred November 9, 1989. For more information on the sculpture and its dedication see the The Founding of Breakthrough

Country or International City that Gave the Gift: German Democratic Republic

Country or International City that Received the Gift: Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri

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