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Liverpool 08 - La Machine 03-07 Sep 2008

An astonishing display of engineering in art - a superb combination!

Some facts & figures:

THE CREATURE
Weight 37 tonnes
Height 50 feet high
50 hydraulic axes of movement
Made from steel and reclaimed poplar
Moves at 2 miles per hour
Took 1 year to build

SPECIAL EFFECTS
7 different special effects:
Water Flame Smoke Wind Snow Light Sound

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:
16 different cranes: 25 tonnes - 300 tonnes
300 different crane lifts
6 Forklift Trucks
8 Cherry Pickers

PERSONNEL
66 people in the French company
20 British musicians
250-strong technical and support crew

The Spider Appears in  Lime Street (Wed 3rd Sep. 2008)

Progressing along Lord Street (Sat 6th Sep 2008)  (Coming Soon)

Progressing along Church Street (Sat 6th Sep 2008) (Coming Soon)

Returning to Lime Street (Sat 6th Sep 2008) (Coming Soon)

Grand Finale at Queensway Tunnel (Sun 7th Sep 2008) (Coming Soon)

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