mae west

Art
Rita McBride, Los Angeles/USA

Planning time
2003 − 2010

Construction time
2010 − 2011

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering (WP 1 − 3 acc. to § 64 HOAI)
Object planning (WP 1 − 3 acc. to § 55 HOAI)

Client
City of Munich/Germany

Photography
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“.