'Symbolic globe' by Erik Reitzel

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On the occasion of the UN- Summit on Social Development (March 1995) a spherical globe, 15 meters in diameter, was erected in the centre of Copenhagen with the help of delegates from every corner of the earth. Probably, it is the first time that the people of the world could join their efforts and build such a structure.

Like The Great Arch the globe is conceived after Erik Reitzel’s theories of a correlation between rupture and form. At first sight there is a familiarity between The Symbolic Globe and the lift tower of The Great Arch. Both constructions obtain their lightness thanks to pre- stressed cables.

Since 1995 The Symbolic Globe has been situated on the piazza of UNESCO at Paris, surrounded by the flags of all nations, signalling that this is the headquarters of the international organisation.
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@ 2006-07-12 17:25:14
It's the "Symbolic globe" sculpture by Erik Reitzel, Denmark
http://www.eri.dk/uksymb.htm