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Christo pushes the Ironing limit

Old Nov 25th 2012, 8:27 am
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I love a good folly...

Christo is building the world’s largest permanent sculpture at a cost of US$340m in Abu Dhabi. It will be a 150m, flat topped pyramid using 410,000 multi-coloured oil barrels called The Mastaba.


Christo described the land, around 100 miles from Abu Dhabi city, as “spectacularly beautiful” desert landscape. Stacked oil barrels painted in colours inspired by the desert surroundings will recreate the visual effect of a mosque, he said. “When the sun rises, the vertical wall will become almost full of gold,”

The Ironing is delicious
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Old Nov 25th 2012, 10:21 am
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Looks a bit like a tor to me.
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Old Nov 25th 2012, 1:50 pm
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Erm, is "Ironing" an ironic way of saying irony?

And interesting when the newspapers here are once again full of all sorts of foolishness about pointless new projects that the only source for this is Christo's comments to The Observer.....
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Old Nov 25th 2012, 2:04 pm
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Really want this to happen so someone can graffiti 'tor' to the end of its name.....
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Old Nov 25th 2012, 2:32 pm
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$340 million dollars is obscene for that pile of unimaginative pointless pretentious piece of camel dung.
FFS, come up with something creative for a fraction of the money and donate the rest to countless starving and sick people around the world. Then again the fact that soo much money is wasted on this piece of crap perfectly describes Gulf attitudes.
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