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Face of Aborigines Advocate Now Available in Building Form

If there's one way to make a statement, it's by splashing a man's face on a 330-foot-high portion of a skyscraper. That's exactly what folks in Melbourne, Australia, have done to pay tribute to Willliam Barak, once a leader of the Wurundjeri indigenous clan and an outspoken champion of social justice for Aborigines. Thanks to a series of undulating concrete balconies, his visage will appear on to an in-the-works building by ARM Architects and "unite the city's modern heritage with its ancient history," according to the developer's statement. Just imagine how creeptastic the jack-o-lantern-esque tower will look at night!

· Building Portrait in Melbourne Paying Tribute to Indigenous Leader [Freshome]
· ARM Architects [official site]