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DIE AUGEN DES HIMMEL


THE EYES IN THE SKY


DIE AUGEN DES HIMMELS THE EYES IN THE SKY First Edition May 2018 Photographs & Text Jay Russell Translation Eloise Walker Design Sammie Purulak Printing Youloveprint Typeface Neue Haas Grotesk

Special Thanks Anthony Lam, Bruce Morgan, Sean Wyatt, Joshua (surname), Zoe Childerley, Ken-Tonio Yamamoto, Scarlett O’toole, Eloise Walker, Jet-Foto, Bayeux. All photographs were taken in Berlin between June 2017 and April 2018.The Field station Berlin atop Tuefelsberg still stands but is now privately owned, a questionable entry fee is charged to entrants enforced by the private landowners. Š 2018 Jay Russell All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form.


DIE AUGEN DES HIMMEL

THE EYES IN THE SKY

The Field Station Berlin was placed upon the Teufelsberg hill, it was known colloquially as ‘the hill’ by an array of American soldiers who worked there. It was formed from the masses of rubble left after World War 2 and was piled 120.1 metres above sea level and was deemed the perfect vantage point for its purpose.

The Field Station Berlin was placed upon the Teufelsberg hill, it was known colloquially as ‘the hill’ by an array of American soldiers who worked there. It was formed from the masses of rubble left after World War 2 and was piled 120.1 metres above sea level and was deemed the perfect vantage point for its purpose.

The hill was located in the far west of Berlin within the British sector, slightly north of Grunewald Forest. In July 1961 Mobile Allied listening units began operations on Teufelsberg. The tower continued watching until just after the fall of the Berlin wall, when operations slowed until eventually in 1991 the towers operations were completely decommissioned. The data recorded by the NSA during this time has not yet been made public and there are no plans to release this information until 2020.

The hill was located in the far west of Berlin within the British sector, slightly north of Grunewald Forest. In July 1961 Mobile Allied listening units began operations on Teufelsberg. The tower continued watching until just after the fall of the Berlin wall, when operations slowed until eventually in 1991 the towers operations were completely decommissioned. The data recorded by the NSA during this time has not yet been made public and there are no plans to release this information until 2020.

In 1992 the site was passed from the NSA to the Berlin Senate, however its presence never dwindled.

In 1992 the site was passed from the NSA to the Berlin Senate, however its presence never dwindled.

The eyes in the sky are still watching.

The eyes in the sky are still watching.


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