London Olympics Mechanical Athlete : The London Boosted Double Decker

amitrko Jul 26, 2012 0

With the London Olympics around the corner, artists and brands are trying to come up with original concepts and ideas by which to impress us. One of these concepts is a mechanical structure which mimics an athlete doing push-ups. The creation is the handiwork of Czech sculptor, David Cerny, who has managed to convert a 1957 London bus into a piece of art.

In order to make this amazing piece of art functional, the artist has added two giant arms, an electric engine, performed some technical wiring work and added suspensions which make the 6-ton bus go up and down in the similar fashion as an athlete doing push-ups. The bus chassis, apart from going up and down, rises in various angles and is followed by the video projections on the screen and recording of some moaning sound.

The stunning creation is referred to as the “London Boosted”, which David Cerny purchased from the old London bus Co., an owner in the Netherlands. The London Boosted is situated outside the Czech Olympic House in Islington, which is located in the North of London, for spectators to enjoy. We hope you will as well !

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