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Open Hand Monument, Chandigarh

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The Open Hand Monument is a structure in Chandigarh, designed by architect Le Corbusier. Chandigarh hosts the largest of Le Corbusier's many Open Hand sculptures. It stands 26 metres high. The structure was designed to move in the wind. It is located in sector 1 in the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh.
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  • open hand monument designed by architect Le Corbuiser, is the official emblem of the city. looks like a dove and coincidentally is a symbol of peace too. the philosophy behind this is that it is open ...  more »
  • This is situated near the high court complex.The monument was created by Le corbusier the architect of chandigarh.The monument is about 80 feet in height and moves slowly as and when wind changes its ...  more »
  • We were not allowed to enter the Capitol, but was able to view the Open Hand Monument from a distance. It was a very big sculpture that rotated a little. Part of it was under restorations. A landmark ...  more »
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  • A history to preserve and be proud of! Le Corbusier at his best as he designed not just the capitol complex of the new city of Chandigarh but also the whole city itself in the get days of modern architecture. India embraced it with open arms and displayed to the world at large that we are a progressive and modern thinking nation way back in 1950. Pt. Nehru was instrumental in getting the great master to do this in the twilight of his career.
  • The space is well maintained and is fit for the general public. A great attraction for kids due to its symbolic picture.
  • The symbolic monument represent the architecture​ of Chandigarh. Made by architect Le carbusie. The place is so peaceful and it's environment is full of marvellous examples of architecture. Worth a Visit
  • The 50 ton hand rotates in cool breeze and greenery around. A very calm and quiet place with lots of fresh air.
  • An amazing place to hold open-air events. Attended Diwali chapter of Kavitactic here, and the place was lit up with candles. Also the lights on the distorted hand seems good during evening time. Greenery all around adds up to the calm of the place..!!