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Sibelius DownUnder

The Sibelius Monument. One of Helsinki's landmarks, the monument to honour national composer Jean Sibelius

(1865-1957) The main part of the Sibelius Monument consists of approx. 600 acid-proof stainless steel tubes of various diameters, welded together individually and hand-textured by Eila Hiltunen. While several specialists were consulted on metallurgy, structural calculations and welding methods, the physical accomplishment of this structure, which measures 10.5 (length) by 6.5 (depth) by 8.5 (height) metres and weighs 30 tons, is the work of two people, Eila Hiltunen and assistant-metalworker Emil Kukkonen.

 

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Taken on August 18, 2007