GWK Statue Set to Stand Taller than Statue of Liberty
19 October 2018 22:46 WIB
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) statue is set to stand tall at 126 meters, taller than the Statue of Liberty standing at 96 meters.
The GWK statue is currently being constructed in the NuArt Studio in Setra Duta, Sarijadi, Bandung, West Java. The production involves about 100 workers, who will construct the statue in small pieces. The pieces will then be sent to Bali using land transport to be welded into a complete statue. The first 13 trucks carrying the pieces had been dispatched on July 24.
Previously, Nyoman Nuarta, a sculptor that owns the gallery, has created a computer program to help creating the small pieces. The workers will have three years to combine the small parts into a complete construction.
Nuarta claimed that after the construction is completed, GWK will become the biggest statue in the world, defeating the Statue of Liberty in the United States.
Tourists will be able to use a special lift in the statue’s body and enjoy the astounding beauty of the 'Island of the Gods' from the statue's height. They will also be able to witness the allurement of Mt.Agung in the far northeast. The location of GWK statue is separated 300 meters from the south of the previous GWK statue.
Nuarta’s creations have been spread not only in Indonesia, but also in Singapore, the United States, and the Philippines. Among his creations in Indonesia are: The five-meter high Proclamation Monument in Jakarta constructed in 1979, Arjuna Wijaya in Jakarta constructed in 1987, and the 30.6-meter high Jalesveva Jayamahe monument located at the Headquarter of the Indonesian Navy, Surabaya.