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The Secret Operation 610 Artwork is Inspired by Military Weaponry

By: Meghan Young - Published: Oct 1, 2013 • References: frankhavermans.wordpress and psfk
The Secret Operation 610 sculpture may have been created for The Peace of Utrecht festival, but it was inspired by the Cold War and military weaponry and possibly even its location at a former NATO base. Impressively menacing, its spider-like silhouette it like something out of a superhero comic book. Yet there is nothing destructive about it. Instead, the Secret Operation 610 sculpture moves at a caterpillar pace for visitors to better experience while creating opportunities for innovative research programs.

Designed by Reitveld Landscape and Studio Frank Havermans, the Secret Operation 610 sculpture essentially allows people to take in the history of the military airbase in new ways. According to PSFK, "Students of the Technical University Delft will develop a program inside the mobile sculpture for the innovative flying of the 21st century: 'no noise, no carbon, just fly.'"