Monday 19 February 2018

Splendid 15-metre-tall sand castle smashes world record

The finished sand castle which stands at 15.87 metres
Credit: YouTube/TurkishAirlines
The finished sand castle which stands at 15.87 metres Credit: YouTube/TurkishAirlines

Sarah-Jane Murphy

How much sand do you need to build a jaw-dropping, record-breaking sand castle?

It seems 1,800 tons will do the job nicely.

Expert sand sculptors from around the globe gathered n Virgina Key Beach, Florida to begin working on multiple masterpieces.

 

 

The seven-times Guinness World Records winner, Ted Siebert and his 'Sand Sculpture Company' were in attendance.

Turkish Airlines organised the event to celebrate the launch of a new route from Istanbul to Miami.

The brief was to smash the existing Guinness World Record for the world's tallest sand castle, which stood at a whopping 12.58 metres.

Teams worked steadily for three weeks and the results were nothing short of breath-taking.

“By the very nature of Guinness World Records we witness exciting achievements on a daily basis in front of iconic landmarks worldwide,” said Philip Robertson an adjudicator at Guinness World Records.

“It’s rare that we find a superbly detailed sand castle that replicates so many wonderful cities and achieves a Guinness World Records title.

"It's officially amazing.”

While record-breaking, standing at 15.87 metres, the castle is made of sand and water and is only a temporary structure.

However it is expected to remain standing for three to four weeks.

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