Thursday, March 31, 2011

Starting to RISE up on Broadway

30 March 2011 - The start of the civil engineering to build RISE on Broadway roundabout

Driving past Broadway roundabout on Wednesday, it looked like preparations were finally underway to build RISE, Wolfgang Buttresses' winning sculpture that will sit nearly 40m tall and consist of a mesh sphere suspended inside a larger outer sphere.

30 March 2011 - The start of the civil engineering to build RISE on Broadway roundabout

There was consternation in January when no one turned up at a local consultation event on the Falls to discuss the new piece of public art which will dominate the view as motorists travel up the M1 into the city.

RISE - computer generated image of what it will look like

I spoke to Wolfgang Buttress back in November when he described his thinking behind RISE in this video.

2 comments:

Stephen Barnes said...

Love the way they've include lots of flagpoles around it for the locals to drape their ensignias.... should be colourful come July.

Alan in Belfast said...

No doubt there will be some kind of rota to take it month about hanging enprmous flags and banners inside the inner sphere!