6. Two Slabs of The Berlin Wall in Battery Park City

Berlin Wall at Kowsky Plaza Untapped Cities AFineLyneArtist Kiddy Citny, who often painted with Thierry Noir

A concert by the Juilliard School of Conservatory of Music and the Hochschule fur Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin took place in Battery Park City in 2004, overlooking the Statue of Liberty. It was on this occasion, which was also the 15th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, that these two wall slabs were gifted to New York, and given a permanent home on Kowsky Plaza at Battery Park. The 12′ high by 8′ wide pieces once stood between Potsdamer Platz and Leipzig Platz. These sections now stand back-to-back directly in front of Saint Joseph’s Chapel in the North Cove on Kowsky Plaza, which is named for Monsignor John J. Kowsky (1922-1988), a former chaplain for the new York Police Department.

Berlin Wall by Thierry Noir Big Heads Untapped Cities AFineLyneSection of the Berlin Wall painted by French artist Thierry Noir “Big Heads”