Man Builds and Lives in Giant Nest on Skyscraper

July 2, 2012 by

It’s not news, but it’s cool. Pedestrians on the ground below flocked to the scene when Dutch artist Benjamin Verdonck hatched the idea of building himself a giant bird’s nest in which he lived for six days on the facade of a Rotterdam skyscraper

The Great Swallow took six weeks to construct 50 meters above the street on the side of the Weena Tower in Rotterdam.

For his installation, Verdonck gathered some steel, the crowns of twenty-three silver birches, two straw bales, one bucket of spit, three bags of sand, twelve buckets of glue, and nineteen cans of polyurethane foam.

The giant egg–too tall for any human to sit on–was laid on the ground below the nest.

  • http://www.imvc.org Rev. Charlotte Fairchild

    There is a saying, “Be the chair, the bird, the thing.” This artist will never look at a nest or an egg or a day the same again. How the nest was removed may be more interesting than how it was constructed!

  • http://www.pureoxygengenerators.blogspot.com Andrea

    I can’t even enjoy the fulfillment of a dream tree house, and yet this artist did the almost impossible! People really think of very unusual things, and i laughed so loud because of the egg down there. He should have allowed tourists to enter his nest for some fees! That would be a good experience.

  • http://galaxy88.com Agen Bola

    There is a saying, â??Be the chair, the bird, the thing.â?? This artist will never look at a nest or an egg or a day the same again. How the nest was removed may be more interesting than how it was constructed!

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