Metropol Parasol, The Largest Wooden Structure in the World

Metropol Parasol

Paseo mirador Metropol Parasol

The Metropol Parasol in Seville is the largest wooden structure in the world. Designed by J. Mayer H. Architects, the monumental structure provides shade for Roman ruins, a museum, and businesses below its canopy, while pedestrians can walk along rooftop promenades. Photos don’t do it justice–this aerial video of the Metropol Parasol by giraldatv gives a sense of its scale (you’ll want to mute the audio, which consists of seven minutes of droning helicopter motor.)

via Kuriositas

photos via Turismo de Sevilla

E.D.W. Lynch
E.D.W. Lynch

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