Conrad Shawcross’s sculpture , Paradigm, is being erected outside the Francis Crick Institute, the new biomedical research building next to St Pancras station in London.


Shawcross’s steel tower is formed from a succession of tetrahedrons that grow in size as they stretch into the sky. They stand 14m tall and 5m wide at the summit.


14m high, Paradigm is one of the largest sculptures in London and is on the plaza outside the front entrance of the Crick. It starts from a base of under one metre wide, which seems to puncture the pavement. Each subsequent tetrahedron grows steadily in volume to the top, with a tetrahedron that is five-metres wide.

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