"The Day the Wall Came Down"
The artist is Veryl Goodnight of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The total weight of the sculpture is 7 tons. It is 12 feet tall and 18 feet wide. There are two sister castings of the 1-1/4 life size bronze monumental sculpture.
The monument's composition is five horses, one stallion and four mares, running through the rubble of the collapsed Berlin Wall. One casting was placed in a reunited and free Berlin on July 2, 1998. Delivered by the U. S. Air Force on the 50th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift, installed by the German Army, and unveiled by former U. S. President George Bush.
The sculpture is a gift of friendship from the American people to the people of Germany. The second or "American" casting is permanently displayed in the central courtyard of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, adjacent to the campus of Texas A&M University.
Why let the truth stand in the way of a good fish story?
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