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June 10, 2007

Turning The Place Over – Rotating Wall

at 5:22 am. Filed under Insane Equipment, What Were They Thinking

Sculptor Richard Wilson has made one of the most impressive sculptures I have ever seen called Turning The Place Over! We have seen all of the various windows on the market, sliders, crank outs, etc. Richard was thinking outside the box when he decided to open a huge hole on the side of the building.

Video after the jump.

“The artwork, called Turning The Place Over, will be launched on June 20 and will run until the end of 2008. It is costing £450,000 – with Culture Company paying £150,000. With thousands of city centre workers using Moorfields station every day, it is likely to be one of the best-viewed Capital of Culture installations. Described as “the most daring piece of public art ever commissioned in the UK”, it is seen as the jewel in the crown of the 2008 public art programme. It was organised by the Culture Company and Liverpool Biennial, which was also responsible for bringing Antony Gormley’s “iron men” statues to Crosby beach. Mr Wilson, one of Britain’s best-known sculptors, is renowned for drawing inspiration from the worlds of construction and engineering, and Turning The Place Over is no exception. The cut-out, which measures eight metres across, rests on a rotator usually found in the shipping or nuclear industries.”

Via: TechEBlog and Gizmodo