Friday, October 20, 2006

Stand Firm, Men

Beach statues get marching orders ? on safety grounds
By Nigel Bunyan
Last Updated: 2:28am BSTĀ 20/10/2006

Art lovers reacted with dismay and fury yesterday at a decision to remove Antony Gormley's celebrated installation, Another Place, from a Merseyside beach.
Construction workers are due to descend on Crosby, near Liverpool, a week on Monday with orders to uproot each of the 100 cast-iron nudes that make up the panoramic artwork.
Planners at Sefton council demanded the installation's removal on the grounds that it was a health and safety risk.
Sailors might founder if they struck one of the so-called ''tin men", they said, while children, trying to swim out to the most far-flung statues, were in danger of being cut off by incoming tides.
Daily Telegraph


Blogger gazza27 said...

A great loss for our area,i'll have to get some photo's b4 they go,windsurfers have been moaning since day 1.

1:42 PM  
Blogger ByronB said...

Yeah, get some pics, they'll be gone forever in a week.

I can see the windsurfers point - if you hit one of these "tin men" when the wind is whipping you along, you would dent more than your ego!

Still, they'd have to steer clear of rocks, wouldn't they?

I bet it keeps the skinnydippers away as well - you'd get that feeling that someone was watching you all the time?

2:26 AM  

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