The Giant will be the tallest moving statue in the world and it is set to come to Dublin in 2021.
Dublin businessman Paddy Dunning, who was the brains behind Dublin’s Wax Museum and the Button Factory, has high hopes as he is set to launch the tallest moving statue in the world.
Inspired by the Gulliver’s Travels by Irish author Jonathan Swift, The Giant is set to be the world’s tallest moving statue and Dublin’s newest tourist attraction.
Standing at ten-stories tall, The Giant, which Dunning has been developing plans for over the past ten years, is certainly a futuristic visitor attraction concept.
So, would you be brave enough to visit the tallest moving statue in the world?
A new visitor attraction – a 21st-century idea
Aside from standing at an impressive height over Ireland’s capital city, The Giant will be covered in LED pixels to give it the ability to transform into the form of any person from history from Albert Einstein to Beyonce, Spiderman to Superman.
Not only that, but the high-tech statue will also be able to speak and even sing to crowds passing by.
Each hour, the tallest moving statue in the world will talk about a fictional character or a famous person from history before transforming to look like that person.
The creators of the project, which is supported by Enterprise Ireland, are currently in talks with Irish estate agents CBRE to find a suitable site to build and house the giant attraction in Dublin.
Giant goals – an international initiative
The Dublin businessman’s high hopes don’t stop with Ireland’s capital city, but rather he hopes to bring the tallest moving statue in the world to aims to 21 sites in 21 cities around the world during 2021.
Mr Dunning explained, “We are now seeking 21 sites in 21 cities by the end of 2021.
“The Giant will be one of the world’s most ambitious cultural and commercial projects bringing together art, amusement, and wonder to create a contemporary and highly profitable business.
“We envision The Giant as an adjunct to new urban redevelopment projects, stadiums, arenas, shopping centres, museums, and other locations.”
The giant project is expected to generate annual revenues of around €12m and draw around 500,000 visitors.
What to expect – an exciting new innovation
An exciting new attraction for the city, The Giant is set to be offer truly unique and futuristic visitor experience.
The Giant Company Attractions Ltd, the firm behind the project, explained more of what is to be expected from the unusual attraction,
“Between these dramatic appearances, visitors who have been scanned inside the exhibition space will be uploaded onto the giant statue resulting in the world’s most spectacular selfie.
Visitors who are scanned can add audio messages to their Giant Selfies wishing friends and relatives birthday and anniversary greetings, offering marriage proposals, and other salutations.”
An exciting project for Dublin, we can’t wait to see the city welcome the tallest moving statue in the world.