Two big sections of the Berlin Wall now on permanent display in front of the Mountain View library will be dedicated in a ceremony set for Thursday, Nov. 14.
The sections were donated by the Golzen family, which had them shipped to the United States shortly after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. The sections were on display until recently in a North Bayshore office park, off the beaten path and little known.
The two, 7-ton sections are now encased in plexiglass near the front steps of Mountain View's library at 585 Franklin St.
On Thursday, Nov. 14, a ceremony will be held for the new Berlin Wall display at 3 p.m. Germany's Consul General in San Francisco will speak, as will a member of the Golzen family. German immigrant and real estate developer Frank Golzen recently passed away, spurring the donation of the wall sections to the city. There will also be music by the German International School of Silicon Valley.