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     Dr.(Phys.)Dipl.-Ing.Ralf-Udo Hartmann

The Wall, Pink Floyd, Berlin

The Wall - Live in Berlin was a live concert performance of the Pink Floyd studio album, The Wall, held in Berlin, Germany, on 21 July 1990, to commemorate the fall of the wall eight months earlier. A live album of the concert was released in September 1990.
Roger Waters performance of The Wall in Berlin in 1990 was held on vacant terrain between Potsdamer Platz and the Brandenburg Gate (a location which was part of the former "no-man's land" of the Berlin Wall), this concert was even bigger than the Pink Floyd era ones, as Waters built a 550-foot long and 82-foot high wall, which was broken down in the same show. The show had a sell-out crowd of over 250,000 people, and right before the performance started the gates were opened which enabled another 100,000 people to watch. In German law (East and West) a local pyrotechnic company have to working all pyrotechnics effects instead the UK based company. 
Prinz Grossfeuerwerke GmbH, a 80 year old company and I joint the responsibility to manages all facets of the event from conception to completion. We address every element regarding the pyrotechnics, flame, low smoke, confetti and other effects used in production as well as a spectacular fireworks display!
Architect and stage designer Mark Fisher passed away!
(June 25, 2013) —  InPark News has received word  that architect and stage designer Mark Fisher passed away yesterday.  His impressive portfolio includes concert tours for U2, the Rolling Stones, and Pink Floyd, as well as Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas and the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremonies.  He was also an executive produce on the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the London Olympics and Paralympic Games.  Two of his more iconic creations were The Wall concerts (the original 1980 Pink Floyd tour, Roger Waters 1990 Berlin event at Potsdamer Platz, and the current Roger Waters tour) and the Rolling Stones Steel Wheels tour, which appeared in IMAX theaters in “Rolling Stones at the Max.”  His design for Metallica’s 2012 concert tour will be featured in the upcoming IMAX 3D film “Metallica: Through the Never,” produced by 3D and giant screen veteran Charlotte Huggins.  Fisher was also the architect of The Big O at Yeosu Expo 2012, which earlier this year was awarded at Thea Award by the TEA.
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