Building the Arch in Carrara, Italy
The centerpiece of our Trafalgar Square, City Hall park and Dubai installations is the 1/3 scale reproduction of the 2,000 year old Triumphal Arch from the Palmyra site in Syria which was destroyed in 2015. Produced using state-of-the-art 3D technology, the arch was installed in Trafalgar Square on Monday April, 18th and open to the public on Tuesday April 19th. In New York City, the arch was installed on Sunday September 18th, and open to the public on Monday September 19th. The arch will be visible in Dubai beginning on February 15th, 2017. These videos and stills from the TorArt facilities in Carrara show the seven axis mechanical arm which carved the arch our of pure Egyptian marble.