mae west

Rita McBride

Planning time
2003 − 2010

Construction time
2010 − 2011

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering
Object planning

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“.