On March 10, 2006, the organisers of the “Boulevard of sculptures” unveiled the first statue, The Modern Football Boot in the Spreebogenpark in Berlin, opposing the new central station. The sculpture was built by the company EDAG Ltd. in Fulda. It depicts a pair of modern soccer shoes, as developed by the Dassler family.
Each of the sculptured shoes was 14 m (46 feet) long, 4.5 m (15 feet) high and weighed around 20 tonnes (22 short tons). At the day of the unveiling, there was heavy snowfall in the area considering the season. Because of that, the Spreebogenpark looked more like a winter sports paradise than a green soccer turf.
|Object and dimensions||Moulds for 3 big sculptures, installed in Berlin at the Federal
institute for materials research and testing, approx. 5m heigth,
Performer Mrs. Chili Seitz
|Milled material||Polyurthan paste, core in styrofoam|
|Further processing||Parts made in glas-fi ber, directely removed from the mould,
2 half-shells glued, fi lled, grinded and painted
Swiss TV Awards
|Object and dimensions||2 large curved stage coulisses, size approx. 12m and 15m|
|Further processing||Filling, polyurethane coating, grinding|
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