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Covent Garden wonder

Oct 03, 2014

Smith and Wallwork engineer Covent Garden sculpture described as ‘sensational’.

Our work with artist Alex Chinneck continues with this most ambitious project to date, a 12m long hovering building with no foundations. We designed a 5t steel frame armature and 5t steel counterweight which was then clad with a lightweight ‘stone’ building.

The project has been widely reported in the national and international press, click on the links below for more information including an interview with Simon in the Independent.

A number of people have asked us how do you make a building hover in Covent Garden? Well we can’t say too much but it’s basically a simple balancing act (think about a lop-sided seesaw)…that’s how you make a hovering building in Covent Garden!

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