The Easy Way to Flip a Crate

All of the six sculptural elements that make up the sculpture in Malaysia ship upside down. When they arrive, they must be inverted before being lifted into place. And some of them are pretty big, up to ten feet in length. So, we fell back on the old fail-safe method we developed on our first project for that Frank Gehry building in Berlin. Each piece gets packed inside a big custom wooden crate and anchored to the crate’s floor. Then we get about four or six strapping youths (save one or two of us who are getting on in years) and simply lift the edge and roll the crate onto its next face. Repeat once more and there is your 180 degree flip. Here’s a dry-run:

About nikolas

Nikolas Weinstein was born in New York City in 1968. His aesthetic derives from a longstanding interest in the natural world. The influence of organic forms in his work dates to a young age, established during internships at The American Museum of Natural History and The Scripps Institution of Oceanography. After graduating college with a degree in comparative literature, he moved to San Francisco, where he briefly worked as an assistant to a prominent graphic designer before founding his studio.
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