I’m still here! So sorry that I haven’t posted in a while-I haven’t been to the library in more than a week and a half to use a computer! I just found this really interesting statue in Gulfstream Park , Florida, USA and wanted to share it with you for today’s post! I’ll be posting extras this coming week when we get our computer back to make up for the ones I missed!!!!:))
Pegasus Slaying Dragon~
Location: Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, Florida, USA
Idea conceived: April 2011
Dimensions: 110 feet tall, 115 feet wide, 200 feet long
Materials: Pegasus, 330 tons of steel and 132 tons of bronze; dragon, 110 tons of steel and 132 tons of bronze
Journey to Hallandale Beach: Hundreds of bronze pieces were packed in 26 shipping containers and sent by boat which took about six weeks, from China. The steel was packed in 23 containers and also sent by boat from Germany.
Nuts and bolts: 18,000 screws
Workers: More than 200, including four translators
Cost: About $30 million
Construction: Took about eight months and is nearly complete. The landscaping and water feature should be completed by summer 2015.
The giant bronze statue rises from a plain asphalt parking lot at Gulfstream horse track and sits amid a bustling neighborhood of homes and businesses. And as workers put the finishing touches on the sculpture, some people stop for selfies, others shake their heads, still others gape in awe.
The Pegasus was shipped in pieces from China and Germany and will be ready — except for the shooting water — in time for the start of racing season on Saturday.
The $30 million Pegasus was put together over the last year and is nearly complete. Landscaping and waterfall should be done by summer 2015. A theater — showing the story of the Greek mythological character — and a Ferris wheel may follow.
Some people don’t understand the point of it and think that it is a waste. Project Manager Guenter Czany said that the point is to show that good prevails over evil.
“People may wonder what it is now,” said Czany from inside his work trailer office, covered with pictures of the sculpture from every stage of construction. “But it will become a landmark.”
Gulfstream officials definitely have high hopes for the mythical creature!
“The statue is like no other in the world,” said Tim Ritvo, president of Gulfstream Park and chief operating officer of The Stronach Group, the property owner. “It will enhance and help brand the city and Gulfstream Park.”
Here is the monument in July 2015~
Hope you all enjoyed today post- there will be one coming next Tuesday!! (Hopefully!:)