Timewheel

Local nameIdőkerék
LocationBudapest, Hungary

The Timewheel is one of the world's largest hourglasses, situated in Budapest next to City Park, right of Heroes' Square and behind the Palace of Art, on the site of a former statue of Lenin that now stands in Memento Park. It is made of granite, steel, and glass, and weighs 60 tons. The "sand" flows from the upper to the lower glass chamber for one year.The sand runs out on New Year's Eve and the Timewheel is then turned 180 degrees so the flow of the sand can resume for the next year. The turning is accomplished by four people pulling cables, and takes roughly 45 minutes to complete. The Timewheel was unveiled on 1 May 2004 to commemorate the historic enlargement of the European Union that admitted Hungary to the EU.János Herner thought up and built the Timewheel after an architectural design done by István Janáky.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timewheel

Address Budapest, Felvonulási tér, Hungary

Coordinates 47°30'46.08" N 19°4'49.057" E

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