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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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  • I saw this as part of a booked tour of the Capitol Complex. I've seen many photos but it's way more impressive close up. I didn't know that it turned in the wind like a weather vane - all 50 tons of i...  more »
  • Read about it in the tourist attractions for Chandigarh and was really keen to visit after reading positive comments. The navigator on my phone made it smooth for me to reach. Once the car went in I w...  more »
  • This hand rotates on pole. Sounds unbelievable but its true. There's not much to do at the place though.  more »
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  • Alas! the famed open hand monument of Chandigad is not accessible to tourists plying in motor vehicles as a result of the sensitive area it is located obviously for security reasons. We were in a taxi and could not have a closer look as security personnel prevented us from entering into the accessing approach roads. Authorities should look into the genuine tourist aspects and free the open hand from shackles of high security.
  • Beautiful structure. The Open Hand Monument is one of the most notable structures in the city. It consists of a hand-like structure standing on a trench which rotates like a weather cock with the flow of the wind. Made up of metal sheets, it weighs around 50 tonnes. Unlike a weather cock, though, this hand-like structure holds special significance of conveying a social message to the world. Le Corbusier designed the open hand to convey the message of openness of ideas and of peace and unity.
  • Pretty cool. Gotta deposit ID proof at the gate for the visit. Army & security officials are warm and friendly.
  • Beautifully crafted open hand welcoming all in Chandigarh. Near the Punjab and haryana high court on one side and Punjab state assembly on the other. Must visit place on your itinerary.
  • It is the Best–known structure of Chandigarh . This 85–foot—tall structure was designed by Le Corbuiser and is made of metal coated with baked enamel in orange , green and white . The open hand signifies peace and openness to give and receive .
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