This week, Henning Harders had the honour of transporting a piece of German history – a large piece of the Berlin wall. After it fell, a section of the wall was shipped to Sydney by a German businessman to be a feature in his house. Whilst renovating his house, the wall piece was moved to a warehouse in Blacktown, where it had been sitting idle and forgotten since the early 90’s.
To coincide with the 30 anniversary of the fall of the wall, the piece was donated to the German Consulate and we were approached to assist with the transportation.
A long way from its initial foundations in Berlin, we organised the delicate transport from the warehouse in Blacktown to the Goethe Institut in Woollahra.
Prior to the move, our team assessed the condition of the brittle, concrete, 4 metre slab and whether it could be moved without crumbling from underneath the low hanging awning where it had lived for many years.
Right Image, from left: Sonja Griegoschewski - Goethe Institute, Christian Harders and Clayton Horne – Henning Harders
The move was curated to perfection, safely delivering the wall to the Goethe Intitute in Woollahra.
We’d like to thank Borger Cranes, Reach Crane Trucks and Sydney Traffic Control for their careful and professional work on the day.
The Western side of the wall will be in view, with the graffitied words ‘Jeder hat Kraft’, which translates to ‘Everyone is powerful’.