Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Berlin Wall @ Rice University
Rice University is celebrating 100 years of its foundation this year. Situated near Houston Museum District and adjacent to Texas Medical Center, Rice is a leading private research university in the United States of America.
"The Berlin Wall separated the world of oppression from the world of freedom from 1961 to 1989. It was taken down by the heroic people of East and West Germany on November 10, 1989."
"This portion of the Berlin Wall represents a moment of freedom and was made available to Rice University by Browning-Ferris Industries."
US President John F Kennedy once made a speech in this stadium in 1962 announcing US intention to reach the moon.