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1987 — project proposal for Port of Antwerp

For the occasion of the construction of the Berendrecht Lock, Jan Dries is asked to design a monument for the Port of Antwerp. The idea is that it will serve as a landmark for everyone to see when entering the city on the river Scheldt. As a big watchtower facing the water, the sculpture can be climbed and is supported by a building housing an exhibition on the realization of the lock. In 1993 it is clear that although funding is sufficient for the construction, there are not enough resources for keeping the project operational, so it is not realized.