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Floralis Generica (Catalano)

Listed under Works of Art in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Floralis Generica, a huge steel and aluminium sculpture, was created by Argentine architect Eduardo Catalano and donated to the city of Buenos Aires in 2002 . Located in the United Nations Park next to Recoleta and behind the Mueso de Bellas Artes, the enormous flower is on permanent public display. Wieghing over 18 tons and standing 23 metres high, the Flor has 6 motorised, 13 meter high petals that unfold each morning and close again every night. The petals are illuminated with pink and red lightning during the flower's daily opening and closing, a 20 minutes procedure.

Written by  Amber Due.

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The enormous metal flower blooms anew each day in a pool of water next to the National Museum of Fine Arts, revealing four long stamens inside. valentines day gifts for her 2020 Its six 13-meter-long petals open, which takes about 20 minutes, at eight in the morning and slowly close again at sunset, mimicking the actions of a real flower. When the petals are closed, the 18 ton flower is 75 feet tall and 52 feet wide, and when blossomed this amazing man-made flora is an incredible 105 feet wide.

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