Over the last 400 years the topography of the greater area of Marylebone in London, has gone through some significant changes. To symbolise the development of this area Artist Lee Simmons was commisioned by Howard de Walden Estates to create a piece of sculptural artwork that would feature as a large-scale civic installation in collaboration with ESA Architects.
The sculpture situated in the atrium of a private hospital at 66 Wigmore Street, projects out from the corner of the building as a beacon to the historic road of Marylebone Lane. It is designed to capture the public’s attention and their imagination and consists of five overlapping layers of highly polished stainless steel that have been waterjet cut, each representing an amalgamation of the topography from the area over the last four century’s.
For this project LWL were asked by Lee Simmons to provide fabrication and installation of the final piece weighing 5 tonnes. The sculpture stands at an impressive 15,024mm long and 3,267mm wide, and the top of the sculpture sits 18.135mm above finish floor level adding to the overall impact of the final installation.