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Sculpture «Walking Man» in Munich

The sculpture "Walking Man" is a huge sculpture located in Munich, in front of the building at the address: Leopoldsstrasse, 36 (Leopoldstraße).

The sculpture is 17 meters (56 feet) tall and weighs 16 tons (35,000 pounds).

The sculpture is made of a steel structure covered with a fiberglass shell.

The sculpture was designed by American sculptor Jonathan Borofsky and made in Los Angeles (USA).

For transportation, the sculpture was disassembled into nine parts and transported by plane to Munich,where it was reassembled.

The sculpture was presented to the public on September 21, 1995. It was well received by the press and immediately became a success with the public, and also entered the list of sights in Munich.

This sculpture also has a name - "A man walking to the sky".

Since the sculpture was installed in front of the entrance to the insurance company "Munich Re", the people jokingly call the sculpture" Running Away man", referring to the context that the person runs away from the building because he did not pay the clerks. However, others believe that the "person" has paid all the premiums and is now proudly and calmly moving away from the insurance building.

One thing is for sure, no matter what associations the Munich sculpture of the big man evokes, it is unlikely to leave anyone indifferent, and, above all, due to its huge size, which is almost equal to the height of nearby buildings.

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