Category:Monolith Plateau in Vigeland Sculpture Park

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English: At the highest point in Frogner Park lies the park's most popular attraction, The Monolith (Monolitten), implying the totem to be fabricated from one (mono) solid piece of stone (lith). Construction of the massive monument began in 1924 when the sculptor Gustav Vigeland himself modeled it out of clay in his studio. Transferring of the figures began in 1929 and took 3 stone carvers 14 years to accomplish. The shed was demolished late 1944. The Monolith towers 14.12 meters (46.32 ft) high and is composed of 121 human figures rising towards the sky. The Monolith Plateau is a platform in the north of Frogner Park made of steps that houses the Monolith totem itself. 36 figure groups reside on the elevation bringing with them the “circle of life” message. Access to the Plateau is made via eight figural gates forged in wrought iron.
Norsk bokmål: På Vigelandsparkens høyeste punkt står den drøyt 17 meter høye Monolitten, en søyle bestående av 121 figurer, hugget ut av én eneste granittblokk - derav navnet .

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