Liverpool: Attack Of The 20-Ton Spider

Reply Thu 4 Sep, 2008 05:40 am
If you hate spiders, stay well away from Liverpool. Wink



A 20-tonne spider that swung from a city centre tower block over commuters is to make its way across the city as part of a show.

Francois Delarozière created the mechanical artwork for La Machine show, which ends on Sunday. The Northwest Regional Development Agency and the Liverpool Culture Company have commissioned the work and show for £250,000.

The steel and wood spider is 65ft (20m) wide and 50ft tall and has 50 axes of movement. It is operated by 12 people strapped to its frame. It starts to crawl across the city from 11am tomorrow.

Source: The Times - online

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Reply Thu 4 Sep, 2008 08:35 am
Wow! How cool is that!?

I went looking around and found this video of an elephant they made. Amazing. I can't wait to see the spider in action.

Thanks for the link, Walter.

Elephant video: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=GV6vRcn-bE8
Walter Hinteler
Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2008 03:29 am
Liverpudlians were left open-mouthed last week when a huge spider invaded their city. Our critic watched the creation of the mechanical monster and followed its journey from France to Merseyside


From an article in today's 'The Observer' (pics from today's print edition [pages 10-11, Review]': How Liverpool fell for a giant creepy-crawly
Steve 41oo
Reply Fri 12 Sep, 2008 03:40 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
aw rite our kid?

I'm in liverpool tomorrow

for cousin's wedding

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