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Massive Crate Man Lords Over Johannesburg

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On June 10, 2010 @ 4:10 pm In Art,Recycled Materials | 2 Comments

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All hail the Coca-Cola man of Johannesburg. This giant “Cratefan”, located at the fan park in Newtown, is built out of 2,500 Coke bottle crates [1]. Cratefan weighs a whopping 25 tons and measures 54 feet tall. Designed for Coca-Cola by Animal Farm [2], the project was constructed using a skeleton of scaffolding. Coca-Cola says that Cratefan’s crates will be recycled at the end of his life, but we have to wonder: did Coke use all new crates to build this thing? We hope that’s not the case.

Via Notcot [3] and Cherryflava [4]


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[1] crates: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/09/19/the-crate-man-cometh-recycled-milk-crate-art/

[2] Animal Farm: http://www.animal-farm.co.za/

[3] Notcot: http://www.notcot.org/post/31426/

[4] Cherryflava: http://www.cherryflava.com/cherryflava/2010/06/giant-coca-cola-man-springs-up-in-newtown.html

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