From the New Traditions Conference in Berlin, 19th March 2000
Held in the German Bundestag in the Reichstag Building

John Kornblum (left), US Ambassador to Germany, explains the architectural history behind the glass-domed Reichstag Building (where the German Parliament is housed) to Wellington E. Webb (center), Mayor of Denver and President, The United States Conference of Mayors, and J. Thomas Cochran, Executive Director, U. S. Conference of Mayors.

From right, Ambassador Kornblum, Mayor Webb, Volkmar Schultz, J. Thomas Cochran.


Ambassador Kornblum (far right)congratulates Mayor Webb following his keynote, as J. Thomas Cochran (far left) and Volkmar Schultz look on.


MP Volkmar Schultz, a member of the German Bundestag, or Parliament, in conversation with Mayor Webb, as noted journalist Garrick Utley (background, center) looks on.

Wellington E. Webb, Mayor of Denver, Volkmar Schultz (center) and noted journalist Garrick Utley (left), during question and answer session following Mayor Webb's keynote.

From the glass dome of the German Reichstag, Ambassador Kornblum points out to Mayor Webb visible signs of the significant construction boom occurring in the former East Berlin.

Photo shows Garrick Utley, Volkmar Schultz and Mayor Webb.

John Kornblum, US Ambassador to Germany, and Wellington E. Webb, Mayor of Denver and President, The United States Conference of Mayors in the glass dome of the Reichstag.

An exterior of the Reichstag. While in Berlin much of the buildings retains their original architectural facades (dating as far back as the 18th century) due to the ravages of WWII many of the buildings interiors have been completely gutted and renovated. It is said that less than five buildings in modern day Berlin retain their pre-war interiors.

On Sunday, March 19th, Mayor Webb visited The Allied Museum in Berlin, which is now home to the renowned sculpture by Denver artist Veryl Goodnight, entitled When the Walls Came Tumbling Down. As the photos show, the sculpture depicts hour horses breaking through an authentic segment of the original Berlin Wall. Here, Mayor Webb recounts the background of the sculpture and artist to J. Thomas Cochran, Executive Director of the U. S. Conference of Mayors, as a German documentary crew films the event.

Mayor Webb poses in front of the sculpture.

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