Giant rubber duck deflates in Hong Kong harbour
"We scheduled a body check for these two days. If everything is fine we can inflate it as soon as possible and the public can appreciate it again," Andrew Yeung, a spokesman for the Harbour City shopping centre that arranged the installation, told the news agency AFP.
The naval architect explained that in Deep Bay it's ok to have bamboo. But in Victoria Harbour, they will not grant us permission to sail, anchor with bamboo because bamboo is a living "unpredictable" material. You can have "strong and weak bamboo, so no naval engineer wants to sign off a floating bamboo structure. Steel is predictable, with well known parameters."
It’s a duck… at 46 feet tall by 55 feet long, this rubber duck weighs more than 600 kg (about 1,322 pounds).
The Huge Rubber Duck Spotted In Hong Kong
We may need some help to know who is towing this giant rubber duck. The artist is a Dutch friend of mine from Rotterdam. I will reach out to him. We used to share workshop back in 2010:
In the Fruithaven in Rotterdam:
Tent in the space, long days of work
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This is interesting because we can identify the towing boat that accepted to tow the rubber duck.