Friday, February 21, 2014

The Exercise Tower

The Exercise Tower by Wang Du, place Jules Renard, Paris
“The Exercise Tower” by Wang Du, 2007
État-Major de la Brigade de Sapeurs-pompiers de Paris
Place Jules Renard, 17e arrondissement
Paris, July 2012

“It was made by Wang Du, a Chinese artist who has been living in France for 20 years now and who was ordered a monument dedicated to the Paris firemen, by the Paris town hall. It's called the Exercise Tower, and it's located right in front of one of the largest fire stations in Paris, at Place Jules Renard. It weighs 7 tons, it's 11 meters high and it's made of polished iron, just like the firemen helmets.”
(The exercise tower, Paris Daily Photo)

2 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Quoting PDP! Wow!
I suppose I need to go to the 17th arrondissement more often...

Dina said...

So unusual!