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Germany’s Roller Coaster Walkway Thrills Visitors with Views to the Surrounding Landscape
Posted By Helen Morgan On November 20, 2011 @ 1:40 am In Art,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery | 1 Comment
Despite all its twists and turns, there's no need to hold on tight when taking a spin on this German roller coaster. Dubbed 'Crouching Tiger and Turtle, Magic Mountain', the thrill-ride-inspired walkway is an exciting attraction recently unveiled for the city of Duisberg. The giant swirling sculpture measures 11 meters high and provides panoramic views out to the surrounding landscape. Combining art, folly and fun, the sculpture is an interactive way for visitors to explore the German countryside.
After eight weeks assembling the piece, sculptors Ulrich Genth and Heike Mutter  are celebrating the success of their fantastic addition to the German capital of culture. The park also throws back to its industrial roots, as the design is located atop a former zinc production site and the looping construction is itself sculpted from steel and zinc.
Although the costly design may not be the acrobatic center it first appears (the loops are simply for show), public art  that provides an opportunity for people to come and simply enjoy their natural surroundings is always a winner in any context.
Via Kuriositas 
Images courtesy of credited Flickr members
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 Ulrich Genth and Heike Mutter: http://www.phaenomedia.org/
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