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Video | The engineering that made Covent Garden market 'float'

Artist Alex Chinneck has spoken of the engineering techniques behind his eye-catching installation in Covent Garden.

‘Take my lightning but don’t steal my thunder’ gives the illusion that a section of the famous Market Building is suspended in the air.

In fact the piece relies on lightweight polystyrene sculptures, and a 4t counterweight.

Structural engineers were among more than 100 contributors to the project, including set builders, scenery painters and a robot.

Covent Garden installation

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