Monday, March 1, 2010

Man About Town


It’s a bit ironic, in fact, that the man labeled “Walking Man” has spent his entire Munich Existence in one place – at the entrance to the Munich RE company, which commissioned the project. He did, however do some travel from his California birthplace, where he was made in sections at the La Paloma factory in Sun Valley, and then assembled (great photos here) in Munich. Made of a steel interior, and a fiberglass skin, the statue even includes a staircase inside which enabled the builders to assemble it piece by piece. Today, and for the past 12 years, it is a Munich Landmark on Leopoldstrasse.

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