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Walter De Maria's Vertical Earth Kilometer (6 pics)

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Vertical Earth Kilometer is a one-kilometer long brass rod, two inches in diameter, drilled into Friedrichsplatz Park in central Kassel, Germany in 1977.

1 Walter De Maria's Vertical Earth Kilometer (6 pics)


2 Walter De Maria's Vertical Earth Kilometer (6 pics)


3 Walter De Maria's Vertical Earth Kilometer (6 pics)


4 Walter De Maria's Vertical Earth Kilometer (6 pics)


5 Walter De Maria's Vertical Earth Kilometer (6 pics)




6 Walter De Maria's Vertical Earth Kilometer (6 pics)


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№1 Author: RutgersFanBri (21 Mar 2013 06:18) Total user comments: 3


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:51: ummm...why?
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№2 Author: adzhoe (21 Mar 2013 07:28) Total user comments: 14959


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Is it art? or science?
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№3 Author: mashie5 (21 Mar 2013 11:25) Total user comments: 1357


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awesome?
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№4 Author: trocphunc (21 Mar 2013 13:00) Total user comments: 1


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The Vertical Earth Kilometer (1977), located in the Friedrichsplatz Park in Kassel, Germany, is a one-kilometer-long solid brass round rod five centimeters (two inches) in diameter, its full length inserted into the ground with its top reaching flush to the surface of the earth. A red sandstone plate, two meters by two meters square, surrounds the brass rod
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№5 Author: capt.huffnpuff (21 Mar 2013 13:05) Total user comments: 2801


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Conceptual Art: "1977: Walter De Maria's 'Vertical Earth Kilometer' in Kassel, Germany. This was a one kilometer brass rod which was sunk into the earth so that nothing remained visible except a few centimeters. Despite its size, therefore, this work exists mostly in the viewer's mind." (Wikipedia).

Probably more of a publicity stunt and a monumental waste of money.

A simple photograph or a painting or child's drawing has the same effect because the interpretation only exists in the viewers mind.

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№6 Author: Boredatwork.bill (21 Mar 2013 17:53) Total user comments: 425


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I was hoping it was going to be one piece, not 'extreme dyno-rodding'
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№7 Author: Lu (21 Mar 2013 22:48) Total user comments: 15082


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'This work exists mostly in the viewers mind', and a brass up mother earth's ass.
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№8 Author: NooFoo (22 Mar 2013 03:27) Total user comments: 799


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wonder how much it weighs and how much it would be worth today..lol..dig it up, selll it, and just leave a foot stickin outta the ground lol..that'd be funny, impossible, but funny.
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№9 Author: Aindy (22 Mar 2013 19:41) Total user comments: 2790


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Boredatwork.bill,
Making a kilometer long brass rod in one piece would be impossible. A 1km brass rod (or any material) would bend or break if put upright. Plus transportation and fabrication would also be impossible, unless you had a 1km tall factory built where you want to put it.
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№10 Author: abc (23 Mar 2013 10:52) Total user comments: 0


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another waste of earth's resources..............that too into the earth................you think it will be as it is since 1977??? it must have corroded or turned into some ore or something due to pressures 1km under the earth.............the point is what was the reason and logic behind doing this???
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