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Terex TLB 820 backhoe loader has become part of a Dutch designer's arrangement

22 May 2013

On May 18 the famous Dutch designer Frank Bruggeman created a unique floral installation at Gorky Park, consisting of tree branches, approximately 1,000 tulips, and a Terex TLB 820 backhoe loader, as part of the Night in the Park project.

The idea of the installation, which was set up alongside blooming flower beds, is to emphasize the beauty of the Dutch tulips already planted there. The installation also includes machinery that is commonly used for road work in the park: a Terex TLB 820 backhoe loader, which is designed to dig and distribute gravel, plus a flatbed truck. A large metal ring hangs at a height of about three meters, attached to the backhoe loader's boom, and five to six different "bouquets" of tree branches hang from it on chains. Frank Bruggeman's idea was for the bouquets to represent trees blooming in May. The author of this landscape project claims that he "decided to create in his installation a visual embodiment of this enormous urban park where the continuous, feverish pace of work never ends. And here it was very important to find the optimal balance between the delicate fragility of the spring flowers and the park's urban aspects, and of course everything was seasoned with a good dollop of humor».

The exhibit was created on May 18 and took an entire day to put together. The 6:00 pm ceremonial opening included the ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Russia, Ron Keller. At night the installation was illuminated.

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