A segment of the Berlin Wall, a symbol of the Cold War, is installed outside the State Department in Washington, D.C. Jillian Kitchener reports.
It had traveled across thousands of miles and more than fifty years, to arrive at the State Department - a slab of the Berlin Wall that will soon form part of a display for all to see. It's arrival coincides with the 54th anniversary of the closure of the East/West Berlin border. The Berlin Wall, a heavily guarded 100-mile concrete barrier that encircled West Berlin, was built in 1961 to stop East Germans fleeing to the West. A stark symbol of the Cold War -- it finally came down in 1989, along with Communist regimes across Eastern Europe. The slab bears the signatures of many involved in its destruction. It will soon be installed in Washington's U.S. Diplomacy Center -- a museum and education center in the making.