The most exciting visitor attraction concept of the 21st century has been launched. Entitled, The Giant, it features the world's tallest moving statue (35 metres/112 ft). The Giant was conceived by The Giant Company based in Dublin, Ireland; the idea was initially inspired by Jonathan Swift's Gullilver's Travels.
Supported by Enterprise Ireland and CRBRE, the concept for The Giant includes the multi-storey statue mounted on a plinth housing an exhibition. The statue will be embedded with millions of addressable LED pixels giving it the ability to instantly take the form of any person from historical figures such as Albert Einstein or (famous woman Amelia Earhart) to stars of today from Lionel Messi to Beyoncé. Each hour the Giant will transform into each country's national heroes and celebrities. The Giant's arms and head can move to a diversity of positions and the images of the men and women appearing on the statue can speak or sing
More than a visual wonder, visitors to the attraction will 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 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.
Speaking about the launch of The Giant, Dunning said; "With patents in place, we are excited to unveil our plans! We have already had interest from investors from Europe, Australia, Abu Dhabi and cities across the US. The beauty of this attraction is that its exhibition can be tailored to individual cities and cultures and the sculpture can be posed in a number of positions to suit the location.
International commercial property giant CBRE has partnered with The Giant Company and is engaging with city authorities globally with the goal of establishing 21 Giants in 21 locations in 2021.
Niall McEvoy, Senior Development Advisor from the Irish Department of Enterprise said, 'The Giant is a High Potential Start up project we have supported from when it was at concept stage. At the core of this innovation is an ambitious team that have a vision for developing landmark attractions in multiple city locations across the globe. We look forward to supporting the next phase of the roll out of this innovation'.
Iconic American attraction company Ripley's Believe it or Not! Has also showed enthusiasm in the project with President Jim Pattison saying, "The Giant has real potential on so many levels: iconic landmark, attractions, technology, lighting, education and most importantly family fun! The outside will be an artistic canvas that can celebrate any event in the community and inviting every guest to be one of the many beautiful faces of the Giant. Excited to see which world-class city will be the first to take advantage of this Gigantic opportunity!"
Visitors to The Giant will receive a certificate, and become part of the Giant Movement, an ongoing online engagement for the public. The Giant 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's movement will lead the charge on promoting sustainable living and climate action along with funding programmes for the homeless and other philanthropic endeavours.
The Giant is planned for 21 major cities across the globe. While every Giant is bespoke for its city and country, each is also a member of a family that can digitally communicate with other Giants around the world. Global events will engender global communities and these trendsetting events will become a defining social feature of the coming decades.
Inside the ten-thousand square foot exhibition space, visitors will engage with The Giant Exhibition which offers an absorbing journey into the world of giants from the realms of legend and mythology, to a celebration of the extraordinary men and women of the city and country it's located in; from its inventors, scientists and artists to leaders, athletes, and game changers from the past to the present.
The Giant visitor attraction can be built as a temporary or permanent structure for cultural and commercial use. All aspects of The Giant conform to the highest standards of ethical business practices and environmentally sustainable and health-conscious design, construction and operation.
Features of The Giant:
● The world's tallest moving statue
● The world's most unique digital billboard
● The World's most sensational selfie
● Instantly transforms into any image
● It sings and speaks
● View the city from the shoulders of a Giant
● Hi-tech museum and exhibits for all ages
● Stage for performances and presentations
● Roof garden for dining, retail and entertainment