Broken Chair Sculpture, Geneva

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  • August 19, 2017
    A Broken Chair was a monument created as a symbol of the fight against landmines, therefore, a work of intense meaning. Is located in front of the UN building is practically an obligatory stop for visitors to Geneva.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Broken Chair is a monumental sculpture in wood by the Swiss artist Daniel Berset, constructed by the carpenter Louis Genève. It is constructed of 5.5 tons of wood and is 12 metres (39 feet) high.It de...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Very nice to see this and get it explained by the Guide, very important meaning behind this. Was a little funny when we stood to took picture with it. Are lots of fountains that are a little bit across delicious to see my
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  • Huge structure ad broken leg depict the inner massage very nicely. Big square to accomodate huge crowd.
  • Nice to see photo opp but not much else to do in the area besides walk around the outskirts of the UN and a close by park.
  • This is not just another sightseeing attraction. It's a powerful message! Sad to see how many people posting here can only see it as a strange piece of wood put there for their selfies.
  • Thoughtfully conceptuluzed.. Strategically located!
  • The Broken Chair sculpture is located within the protest square facing the Palais des Nations (UN). It is very easy to get there from the Geneva train station, just get onto Tram 15 going towards the United Nations (Nations). It is the final stop from the train station in all 5 stops.

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