Artist Alex Chinneck loves doing wacky things with fake buildings, almost as much as the city of London loves giving him space to display his seemingly impossible creations. For his latest trick, Chinneck has made it appear as if a 40-foot-long part of Covent Garden's 184-year old market building has broken off and started to levitate upward.
The top half of Chinneck's sculpture, entitled "Take my lightning but don't steal my thunder", is held up by 4.5-ton counterweights on one end. Last week, Design Boom published an interview with Chinneck, where he outlines how he created the piece, using digital carving and working with a team of over 50 engineers and builders. It's really quite something.
· Alex Chinneck levitates Covent Garden's market building in London [Design Boom]
· Watch a Neglected London Building Get Flipped on its Head [Curbed National]
· Watch a Dilapidated House Get a New, Half-Fallen Façade [Curbed National]