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Panels of Berlin Wall installed at U.Va.

Monday - 3/10/2014, 7:20pm  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The University of Virginia is rebuilding the Berlin Wall in Charlottesville as part of a year-long commemoration of its fall in 1989.

Four panels of the wall that separated communist East Germany from the free West arrived by truck Monday.

WVIR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1cPIpim) that each concrete slab stands 12 feet high and weighs 6,500 pounds.

The panels feature graffiti done by West German artist Dennis Kaun just days before the wall came down in November of 1989.

The display will be enclosed by glass and unveiled in April. Events and speakers also are scheduled throughout the year to commemorate the event.

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Information from: WVIR-TV, http://www.nbc29.com/


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