NEEDLE TOWER BY KENNETH SNELSON

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Without a doubt, the most stunning sculpture in the garden is the Needle Tower by the American sculptor Kenneth Snelson. Eighteen meters high, it is constructed solely from aluminum tubes and steel cables. If you are wondering how it manages to withstand the wind, well the explanation can be found in a complicated physical principle called Tensegrity, developed by the American engineer Buckminster Fuller.

 

If you walk underneath it and look up, you’ll be able to see the shape of the Star of David, however the sculptor often uses a six-point star in his works, without it having any symbolic meaning.

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