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  • My name is Stella,

  • and I'm the co-director of a sculpture park in the City called Sculpture in the City.

  • Sculpture in the City is a fascinating project which we started working on three years ago

  • and it's a sculpture park, so we install contemporary sculpture

  • around all the towers in the City of London

  • and at the eastern end around the Gherkin, Lloyds, the new Leadenhall building,

  • which we call the cheese grater,

  • and looking at it you have this incredible juxtaposition of the newest towers ever been built

  • right next to a 16th century church.

  • Here we have these wonderful sculptures by Antony Gormley, there's actually two of them.

  • They are called Parallel Field and as you can see,

  • they are explicitly sited here because they're in a very strong pedestrian flow

  • and on the pavement they look absolutely stunning

  • Okay so here we have a Robert Indiana work, it's called One Through Zero.

  • We call it numbers for obvious reasons.

  • They're a great play on the city, how people perceive the city, and many people

  • often joke and say, so you're

  • teaching the bankers how to count

  • and I guess you could argue that that's what we're doing.

  • So the wonderful thing about being up here in

  • Sushi Samba on the 39th floor of the Heron Tower

  • on a crystal blue sunny day is that you're high up enough to have the city

  • literally glistening like a beautiful jewel at your feet.

  • I think the city itself

  • has so many different layers. I mean I love going to the roof terrace

  • on top of One New Change. On the 6th floor you have this

  • very intimate view of St Paul's and that's one of the wonderful things about London.

  • We're so lucky to live in this

  • incredible city. London is spectacular.

My name is Stella,

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The London Story - Sculpture in the City

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    Una Li posted on 2016/08/29
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