Engineer Art Chops Covent Garden Building in Half

By Gary Cutlack on at

This clever piece of design work used structural engineers, steelworkers, carpenters, artists and robots to build, with over 100 people coming together to create the illusion that the front of the Covent Garden piazza is somehow crumbling and floating away.

There's a comprehensive look at how Alex Chinneck designed and built the installation over at Design Boom, with the idea behind the piece being to create a "cataclysmic feel" and "theatrical scenario" in one of London's most heavily trafficked spaces. [Independent]