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Tuesday, 01 May 2018 01:00

The Dutch solution to rising seas

In a country vulnerable to floods, water management engineering is outstanding, with the chance of failure in any given year being one in 10,000

An artistic installation by the sculptor Lorenzo Quinn, titled ‘Support’, was presented on Friday 12 May in the Italian city, as part of the 57th International Art Exhibition ‘La Biennale di Venezia. A pair of gigantic hands come out of the water to support the sides of the Ca’ Sagredo Hotel, in an effort to raise awareness about the impact of climate change and rising sea levels on the historic city. They indeed do a good job of grabbing attention, as they are between 8 and 9 meters high!

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