Colossal Temenos Sculpture Unveiled

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Middlesborough in the UK yesterday saw the unveiling of Temenos, a colossal new sculpture by Anish Kapoor.  It's big, to say the least and stands at over fifty meters.
A startling arrival indeed. It is just the first of five works of art to be known as the Tees Valley Giants – although the timetable for the others has become somewhat more flexible since the recession came along and spoiled everybody’s party. Kapoor’s attempt to change a landscape with art is certainly bold. Yet there are many who feel it is a waste of money (around US $5 million all told) but others see it as a symbol of hope for an area that bore the brunt of the last recession and was still recovering from that when our latest one came along.

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(Image credit: Flickr user Pickersgill Reef)

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@Frau

Wow, I haven't heard that word in over 30 years!
Us sparkies know about such things. GGGG I thought it looked like two huge RDF antennas with lots of spierwebs.

Also, I agree with most others. It's ugly.
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"I wonder how many birds will die in that ugly thing."

Those would have to be some big freaking birds. Go look at the construction photos. It's not a net.

Personally, I think it'd look great given a much different setting. They couldn't have picked a less photographic location for it.
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At first glance it reminded me of some of a Wullenweber antenna. But.. give it a while and someone will protest it by hanging their washing on it.
@ Manticore - my thouught as well.
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I'm just not a fan of this stuff. I'd prefer to see the town itself. Plant some tree's. Put up a nice, useful building that fits in with the environment.

I see plenty of modern art sculpture garbage here in Denver, if it makes you feel any better Middlesborough.
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