It is located in India, of which it celebrates National Unity, and is taller than ninety Michael Jordan placed one above the other: it represents the Indian statesman Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel while walking towards the future, and it’s a source of pride for every Indian
The history of humanity is full of large statues: from the Colossus of Rhodes to the statue of Zeus in Olympia, from the Great Buddha of Thailand to the New York Statue of Liberty. Today, however, a statue dominates all the others, in height and grandeur: the Statue of Unity of India, with its 182 meters. It depicts the Indian statesman Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, protagonist of India’s struggle for independence, as he walks towards the future. In short, this statue is an important symbol for all Indians. Its steel structure is built with waste machinery donated by thousands of farmers.
For Pyramid Technologies, Christie’s Indian partner chosen to design and build the projection that illuminates the statue at night, was undoubtedly an honor to work on this project. Managing Director Ajay Parwaney affirms that he is “honored to be involved in this monumental project from the conceptual stage. The light and sound show at the Statue of Unity has received immense global appreciation… we are extremely happy to be associated with all this!”
Pyramid and the German laser show manufacturer HB-Laser were responsible for all aspects: design, content creation and storyboarding, supply and installation, testing and implementation. The choice, after a careful preparatory study, fell on fifty Christie Crimson WU25 3DLP laser projectors. The challenge was to project on an object 182 meters high from a projection booth six hundred meters away, for a visible light show up to seven kilometers away: that’s why the IP5X sealed solid state laser lighting and the particularly robust structure of the Crimson projectors proved to be important details: the equipment is designed to work for several years with very little maintenance and, moreover… under the gaze of an entire nation, to tell and color its independence.
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