Revivals

The New Colossus of Rhodes

They say if you just wait 23 centuries, the same fashions will come around again. Back then, the Greeks erected the Colossus of Rhodes, a 34-meter high statue to the sun god Helios, and it stood for nearly 70 years until destroyed in 226 BC. The new collossus, designed by East German artist Gert Hof, will be a decidedly more modern creation: the world’s largest light installation. It will stand 60 to 100 meters tall and cost 200 million euros to complete. Built in part from melted-down weapons, the installation will celebrate peace, just as its predecessor did.