Gallery: Floralis Generica is a Giant Metal Flower That Blooms Daily in...

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Designed to bloom during the day and close at night just like most real flowers do, Floralis Generica is a beautiful metallic sculpture that popped up in Buenos Aires back in 2002. The amazing aluminum and stainless steel art piece was created by Argentine architect Eduardo Catalano. Measuring 20 meters high Floralis Generica is the city's first mobile sculpture and is controlled by a hydraulic system and photocells.

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