One of the most exciting visitor attraction concepts of the 21st century has been launched. Called The Giant, it features the world’s tallest moving statue standing over 10 stories high. The Giant was conceived by the Dublin-based The Giant Company and conceptualised under the direction of Kieran Stanley, architect and co-founder of dan pearlman Group. The Giant Company has now engaged CBRE, the largest commercial real estate company globally, to identify possible sites for the Giant.
The Giant’s arms and head can move to a diversity of positions and its patented skin, a matrix of millions of programmable LED pixels, gives it the ability to instantly take the form of any man or woman, boy or girl from historical figures to stars of today. Every hour, The Giant will transform itself into an exemplary man or woman and will have the ability to speak or sing to the crowds that gather below. 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 then add audio messages to their Giant Selfies.
More than a visual wonder, visitors will also get the chance to explore several fully immersive exhibits that feature state-of-the-art technologies, including augmented and virtual reality, robotics and artificial intelligence. The exhibits are designed to be surprising, entertaining, educational and engaging for all age groups. Another feature of The Giant is the viewing tower where visitors can literally stand on the “shoulders of a giant” and look out over the city from a dramatic vantage point.
The Giant, which is expected to draw approximately 500,000 visitors each year, will also present new dimensions in gastronomy and shopping. The team will work with leading chefs, artists and inventors in each location to ensure that the dining and retail experience is imaginative and of the highest level for its customers. The Giant will lead the charge on promoting sustainable living and climate action, funding programmes and as well as engaging in other philanthropic endeavours. While every Giant is unique for its city and country, each is also a member of a family that can digitally communicate with other Giants around the world.
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Click here for the 2015 press release.