The world’s first levitating monument is being unveiled in London today.
It’s a lifelike statue of Manchester United legend Eric Cantona wearing a spacesuit and floating in thin air just like an astronaut would in space.
It uses some of the most powerful and state-of-the-art magnetic levitating technology to enable the life-size statue of Cantona to float and it is believed to be the largest object ever levitated using this technology.
The levitating technology is concealed within a sculpture of the Earth and the statue of Cantona floats and rotates above it. The ‘weightless’ monument took a team of sculptors and levitation experts from Crealev months to create and perfect.
Hundreds of hours of R&D went into its development, to ensure that the effigy of Eric as an astronaut was true to life, yet lightweight enough to levitate in a spectacular fashion.
The anti-gravity monument will be going on public display at London Victoria station today, where commuters and passersby will be able to view the levitating technology and the hyper-realistic sculpture of Cantona floating above it up-close and with their own eyes.
Eric Cantona said: “It is a well-known fact in Alsace that Kronenbourg is le taste supreme in the world, but we want to prove that it is le taste supreme in the entire universe! So where will I be going to prove that Kronenbourg is le taste supreme in the universe? Space, of course.”