Garden Hose with Faucet (Gartenschlauch) - Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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N 47° 59.985 E 007° 49.825
32T E 412754 N 5316934
Quick Description: Giant faucet with a garden hose in Stühlinger Park, Freiburg im Breisgau, is the work of an America sculptor Claes Oldenburg.
Location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Date Posted: 8/20/2013 3:08:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMHWKB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
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Long Description:
The artistic team of Coosje van Bruggen and Claes Oldenburg has to date executed more than forty large-scale projects, which have been sited in various urban surroundings in Europe, Asia, and the United States.
In 1979 they won a competition to design a sculpture for a park being developed along with a technical high school in the university town of Freiburg-im-Breisgau. Their designed giant faucet wit a garden hose. The work was commisioned in 1980 by the city of Freiburg im Breisgau, with donations from local sources, installed in April 1983 and inaugurated on May 2nd, 1983. The object is made of steel painted with polyurethane enamel. It consists of two parts, covering an area approximately 6,000 sq. ft. (557.4 sq. m) - faucet: 35 ft. 5 in. x 8 ft. 12 in. x 7 ft. 1 in. (10.8 x 2.7 x 2.2 m) and hose: 410 ft. (125 m) long x 20 in. (0.5 m) diameter. The instalation is located in Stühlinger Park, in Freiburg.

More information of the sculpture: (visit link)
Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Height of object in feet: Height of the faucet: 35.5 ft i.e. 10.8 m)

Size of a typical object of this: 8 in.

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