Paradigm

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.

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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.

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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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