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Open Hand Monument

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31, Capitol Complex, Uttar Marg, Chandigarh, 160001, India
http://www.chandigarh.gov.in/
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Le Corbusier when he designed the city of Chandigarh, also wanted to erect a monument as per his ‘Open Hand’ concept, which would signify the open outlook that he championed in his work and philosophy. The city came up in 1950s itself, but the Open Hand monument was erected only in 1985, post his demise. It symbolises ‘the Hand to Give, and the Hand to Take; Peace and Prosperity; and the Unity of Mankind’. It stands 26 meters high atop a metal structure and is designed to rotate with the wind. There’s an open air amphitheatre around it, and the acoustics are just amazing.

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