Crossing the Spree River by train on our way to Treptower Park we noticed a giant sculpture which we later walked back to see.
The sculpture is of three huge men, who looked to me like they were fighting each other, though apparently they are just running to each other. This sculpture is known as Molecule Man and was designed by American artist Jonathan Borofsky. The sculpture is made of aluminium and there are many holes in it symbolizing the molecules everything is made of.
This sculpture is one of several Molecule Man sculptures; the others are in Los Angeles and Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The Molecule Man is a 30 metre high, 45 ton aluminium sculpture by Jonathan Borofsky and is positioned in the River Spree between the Elsen Bridge and the Badeschiff Arena. It is a feature which can be view by rail passengers travelling between Treptower Park and Ostkreuz. The Molecule Man statue was completed in 1997 for the new ‘Allianz’ Insurance Company headquarters in Berlin and stands in the River Spree beside the office building. The sculpture can also be viewed if you take a boat ride on the River Spree. The sculpture comprises of 3 figures that meet in the centre symbolising the molecules humankind coming together to create our existence. There are other Molecule Man Sculptures in Los Angles and Councils Bluffs, Iowa.
In 1999 renowned American artist Johnathan Borofsky created a 30m, high 45 ton transparent form of three figures that sits by the river Spree at Treptow. The artists states they remind the observer "that both man and molecules exit in a world of probability and that finding wholness and unity within this world remains the aim of any create and spiritual tradition."
A somewhat weird 30 meter high sculpture in the Spree River, created by the sculptor Jonathan Borofsky. Borofsky writes of the sculpture, "For me, this hundred-foot tall aluminum sculpture composed of three figures meeting in the center, not only refers to the lightness inside our own solid bodies, but also the figures joining in the center, refer to the molecules of all human beings coming together to create our existence." (www.borofsky.com)
Certainly worth a look at if you're by the Spree.
Just a short walk up river from the Oberaum bridge.
Created by the American artist Jonathan Borofsky.
The three aluminium figures, which unite to form a whole, are meant by the artist to remind the viewer "that both man and molecules exist in a world of probabilty and that finding wholenessand unity within this world remains the aim of any creative and spiritual tradition"...make of that what you will.
Can you see the huge statue in this pic? It´s the "Molecule Man" von Jonathan Borofsky that you can see from far away. It´s standing next to the Treptowers, the skyscapers..I think that there are mainly offices in there....
The statue is lightened in the dark... This is the scene seen from the Oberbaumbrücke.