Two globes, one inside the other to symbolise the rising sun are being proposed as the biggest sculpture to be built in Belfast in a hope that it will help with the reconstruction of the city’s population.
The sculpture called “Rise” has been designed by Wolfgang Buttress will be around 40m high and 30m wide, on the Broadway roundabout (one of the major routes into Belfast) and will be lit up from dusk to dawn. The cost of £486,000 for the sculpture is making it a little controversial considering the city council is cutting budgets and jobs.
Originally proposed three years ago, the sculpture has already been the subject of a public meeting back in December and another was proposed this January, but nobody turned up which might suggest that people are starting to warm to the idea of the work, at least according to councillors.
The image above gives an idea of what the sculpture might look like when installed on the roundabout.