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Massive Stonehenge Replica Made of Cars


Artist Tommy Gun and his team of workers took 3 months to create this 36-ton Stonehenge replica made out of cars called Citihenge, though it is also referred to as Skodahenge. The Czech car company Skoda commissioned the life-size installation that sits on London's South Bank near the Tower Bridge, welcoming the summer solstice and simultaneously unveiling Skoda's new Citigo car.

Using 18 junk cars that reach 5 meters in height, the unconventional sculptural installation gives new life to its surroundings, despite its discarded makeup. Each Neolithic stone-like figure is a construction of approximately three salvaged automobiles, painted to replicate rocky materials against the verdurous terrain, making for a dichotomous “nature versus technology” scheme. The structure, which happens to be entirely recyclable, is also designed to be sturdy enough to withstand a Force 12 hurricane.

Unlike Stonehenge, Citihenge is set to keep moving, taking a nationwide tour in the UK including a stop at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex from June 28 to July 1, 2012.





Photo credits: Matt Crossick and Tim Stewart
via [Design You Trust, DailyMail]

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Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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