Deputy Chief of Mission Robin Quinville and Ambassador Grenell – Picture by State Department -US Embassy in Berlin.
Friday, 22 May 2020, Berlin, USA Embassy to Germany: Ambassador Richard Grenell, Acting Director of National Intelligence, and the embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission, Robin Quinvile dedicated the new ‘Bush Plaza’ at Clayallee to former President George H. W. Bush senior.
Year 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of German reunification, which took place on 3 October 1990. President Bush Sr. was instrumental in the peaceful end to the Cold War as well as German reunification. The plaza’s naming showcases an important period of US diplomatic history, and thereby recognises President Bush’s significant contributions to a united Germany that is free and prosperous.
The embassy’s edifice on Clayallee is deemed as historic building, and served for a long time as the representation to West Berlin; a sign of US American ‘support for the divided city’s democratic future as part of the western alliance’ as per statement below. The building was occupied by US armed forces from 1 July 1945 until 12 July 1994. Subsequently, the building has served as a part of the U.S. diplomatic representation to Germany.
Bush Plaza, at edifice’s entrance is accessible to the general public.