mae west

Rita McBride

Planning time:
2003 – 2010

Construction time:
2010 – 2011

Services rendered by Werner Sobek:
Structural design

City of Munich/Germany

Haubitz & Zoche, Munich/Germany

The American artist Rita McBride has designed the sculpture „Mae West“ for the reshaping of a public square in Munich. The sculpture has the form of a hyperboloid and consists of a double structure made out of carbon fibre tubes. Its overall height is 52 m, the diameter is 32 m at the bottom and 19.5 m at the top — whereas it is only 7.5 m at the sculpture‘s „waistline“.


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