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Offline Bill G

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« on: June 01, 2006, 06:00:56 PM »
I would like to propose the following glass sculpture as the largest in the
world.

It is located in Sergels Torg in Stockholm.

The sculpture is called "Crystal Vertical accenture", designed by Edvin
Öhrström and constructed at the Lindshammer Glass Works.

The sculpture is 37 meters tall. The original plan was to have four different
lighting systems one for each season of the year: Summer, Fall, Winter
and Spring but the city ran out of money.

The sculpture is now grey from pollution. The city managment planned to
clean it but this never happened.

See the sculpture at http://sv.wikepedia.org/wiki/sergels_torg

Does anyone have a sculpture larger than this work of art?

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2006, 06:41:32 PM »
No impressive height.
Could not find it in your link, post another:

http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/sergels+torg

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2006, 06:45:03 PM »
Sorry it did not work

Please do a search for Sergels Torg Stockholm
and various sites will come up.

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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2006, 07:20:58 PM »
try this one

http://www.vad1.com/photo/stock/n40-2.html

seriously impressive

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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2006, 07:52:18 PM »
The Wikipedia one on the English site gives this page about it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergels_torg

Seriously impressive piece of glass that Bill!

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2006, 07:32:56 PM »
Does the proposed shard of glass count ?

http://www.shardlondonbridge.com/gallery/

look, they're even going to use the inside as an office building and hotel  :lol:

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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2006, 09:13:07 PM »
Gosh Taylog - that's amazing - like it! I still prefer the sculpture that Bill put up originally though - that's awesome.

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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2006, 10:03:52 PM »
Pip wrote:
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The Diana Fountain is in Central London and you don't have to pay to visit it - what a wasted opportunity, it's rubbish.

Yes, Pip, but that is another image versus reality issue. Named designer (expensive) creates desired project, with little idea of how people might wish to enjoy the space. Bathing in the glory/memory, or merely enjoying the opportunity to cool off, children were ignored in the design considerations.

"Suffer the children to come unto me", has been forgotten, and many landscape architects, my own included, (La Casson) thought this was a triumph of reputation over opportunity.

ho hum, familiar story.....

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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2006, 11:38:56 AM »
I found reference to the Osler Fountain in the Crystal Palace in my light reading bedtime book. Here it is http://www.ingenious.org.uk/site.asp?s=S2&DCID=10436288. It was constructed from "four tons of pure crystal glass" and was 27 ft [8.2 m] high. It apparently survived the fire of 1936 almost intact, but now only fragments can be seen in the Crystal Palace Museum

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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2016, 08:01:36 PM »
In 1870 Osler also made two 40 feet high chandeliers for a palace south of  Agra

Source: NY Times
'In the early 1870's, for example, the Maharajah of Gwalior built a new palace south of Agra in anticipation of a visit by the Prince of Wales. It has two of the largest chandeliers Osler ever made (each 40 feet tall).

"According to palace records, elephants were hoisted onto the roof to make sure it could support the weight of those colossal chandeliers," Ms. Spillman writes.

To this day, the Gwalior Palace, still privately owned, boasts a durbar hall with Osler chandeliers, glass torchres, numerous tables and a magnificent staircase with glass banisters. An adjoining room retains its glass armchairs and footstools, a chaise longue, two tagres, a circular sofa and a mirror.'

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