There is no better feeling than sitting on a beach with your loved ones and just relaxing. You either play or build a sandcastle or just enjoy with your friends. While most of us just build sandcastles for fun, there are some people that have turned it into an incredible art form. They use their incredible talent to create some amazing and outstanding sculptures. And believe it or not these incredible sand castles and sculptures have us staring at them in awe.
So recently a team of 19 people in Germany made a world record by making a sandcastle that was 54.72 feet tall. Sculptures from ten countries joined together in Duisburg, Germany to create the impossible- a 54.72 feet tall sand castle.
They had a huge task to do and support of all of the people around the world. They wanted to create the largest sandcastle ever made using the theme of tourism.
The idea behind it was featuring famous landmarks including Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia, the Great Sphinx of Giza, Venice’s Rialto Bridge, the gravesite of Elvis Presley and the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the 54.72 feet tall sandcastle.
The team had a lot of pressure on them as the previous record holder had built a sandcastle that was 48.8 feet tall! So the team in Germany knew what they were doing and what they have to do to break that world record.
Although wasn’t the first time the team of 19 tried to claim their spot in the record book. Last year they failed but this year they chose very fine quartz sand.
The sculptor from Ukraine, Eugenia Kolot said Reuters, “It did not collapse because the quality of the sand was better than previous attempts, the weather was good and very good planning.”
And finally their hard work paid off and the tallest sandcastle that measured 54.72 feet and consisted of 4,000 metric tonnes of sand was successfully made. And this team of 19 people got their well-earned spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The sandcastle took them three weeks to build. Even though a part of it fell at one point, they persevered and got it done.
The sculpture is undoubtedly gaining a lot of attention from people all over the world. Over 180,000 people wanted to be a part of this record-breaking history, and have made the journey to Duisburg. The giant sandcastle will be available for the public to see until late September.