Polish Town To Build Statue Honouring Wikipedia

Posted: Oct 11 2014, 12:27pm CDT | by , in News | Other Stuff

Polish town to build statue honouring Wikipedia
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The statue, made of a laminated material designed to look like brass, will depict four figures holding up the Wikipedia symbol

We can all agree that Wikipedia has played a huge role in our lives but never before did we come up with a way to honor its presence on the internet. A Polish town however has come up with a way to honor Wikipedia and is going to build the first monument dedicated to the online encyclopedia which was designed to provide free information to anyone with a computer.

This tribute to the website will be taken out of the covers in a central square in Slubice, a town of 18,000 people near the German border, and has a cost of £9,400. The idea of building a monument in its honor came from the director of a local college, Krzysztof Wojciechowski, who was deeply impressed by the services offered by the website. No doubt that the website has made a huge contribution to everyone’s lives and especially since its launch in 2001 it has been a hit in Poland. The Polish version of the website is now boasting over a million articles, making it the 12th biggest Wikipedia site.

The monument is going to be less than two meters tall and will be fashioned out a laminated material designed to look like brass. There will be four figures designed into the statue to hold up the Wikipedia symbol. It is designed by 30 year old Armenian-born artist, Mihran Hakobjan.

The town’s deputy mayor, Piotr Luczynski, has said “The monument — a tribute to an entire community working selflessly for the benefit of others — we found interesting and worthy of being in Slubice.”

source: telegraph

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