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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 Palm weighing 15 tons can rotate in the wind. At the foot of the equipped something like space for performances and seats for spectators. Once it had been assumed that there will address among the citizens.
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  • We visited the Architecture Museum prior to visiting Sector 1 and viewing the site. I would recommend doing so as it provides the reasoning, history and initial design models for the open hand monumen...  more »
  • Rising 85 feet high from a sunken trench, a giant hand in metal sheets is designed to rotate "like a weather cock, not to show the incertitude of ideas, but to indicate symbolically the direction of w...  more »
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  • Open Hand considered official emblem of Chandigarh. The Symbol of the emblem says ‘Open to Give – Open to Receive’. Different people see different things in this monument some see a bird in flight, some see an open palm. The open hand swings with the wind, giving the impression of a bird. Monument is peaceful but not well maintained. Nothing special except the open hand shape. But looks good in pictures.
  • चंडीगढ़ A Land of Peace . The open hand is blessing to all and everyone . It reminds us also to bless . A master piece. A beautiful lawn in its front adds to its beauty. Little more care needed for better upkeep.
  • The monument symbolises le corb's (the architect who designed Chandigarh) vision for the city. The massive scale is quite intimidating. there is a open air theatre under the monument for discussions and the monument itself acts as a weather vane.
  • One of my favorite places in Chandigarh. One gets all the peace and time away from the crowd. A great lawn and a beautiful open theatre. I'd say it's Le Corbussier's masterpiece.
  • Nice place to visit together with the surrounding government area and the rock garden. It's definitely not more than a stop and snap stop though. Plan on spending 5 to 10 minutes here.