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Wednesday, 9 October, 2002, 16:16 GMT 17:16 UK
Zoom in on giant Tate sculpture
Anish Kapoor by his new sculpture
Anish Kapoor hopes to create the wow factor
BBC News Online gives a 360 view of one of the world's biggest indoor sculptures, created by Turner Prize winner Anish Kapoor, at Tate Modern.

The work, which measures almost 150 metres (492 feet) in length and is 10 storeys high, spans the entire entrance of the art gallery.

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Anish Kapoor sculpture: Inside the Tate
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It has taken 40 people about six weeks to build the sculpture for the gallery's Turbine Hall.

The sculpture, Marsyas, is 23 metres (75 feet) wide and 35 metres (115 feet) high, and consists of three steel rings, connected by a specially-made PVC membrane.

Anish Kapoor
The space demanded something big, says Kapoor
Two rings are positioned vertically, at each end of the space, while the third is suspended above the bridge spanning the centre of the Tate.

The sculpture's title refers to Marsyas, the satyr in Greek mythology, who was flayed alive by the god Apollo.

The design is the third commission for the space as part of The Unilever Series.

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