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1991 Helios history


The Horses of Helios are four bronze horses, 1½ times life size, that Vanguard installed in an alcove in the corner of the Haymarket and Piccadilly.

Forced by restricted headroom to find an alternative method to a conventional crane, we designed and constructed a special 12-metre long extension to the jib of our 50-ton capacity Boom Truck to position the sculptures. Two of the bronze horses cast together weighed three tons and the height of the fountain and low headroom demanded rigging skills of the highest order.

On the roof above the Horses we positioned the Three Graces, each a double-life sized beautiful, naked, gold-covered young woman diving into space.

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