SEOUL -- A ceremony was held Monday in the port of Incheon to celebrate the entry of a gigantic graphic painted on a concrete grain silo into the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest outdoor mural.
The silo, erected in 1797 by Korea TBT which provides grain-handling logistics services, has been under the impression that it is a dangerous facility because of its huge size and rugged appearance. The project was completed at the end of July.
The silo appearance of 180m in length, 32m in width and 48m in height was overlaid with a super-graphic design with 865,400 liters of paint. Mural artists embodied the process of a boy growing through a book to an outer wall area of 23,689 square meters surrounding the silo.
The concept was taken from the shape of books in a bookshelf to express a person growing through books, the Incheon Port Authority said on its website. "It is developed as a story where a boy enters in the book providing foods for mind and grows up as an adult together with wheat symbolizing the grain silo while going through spring, summer, fall, and winter."
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