Neptune

Neptune (HM1QS5)

Location: Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Country: United States of America

N 36° 51.594', W 75° 58.637'

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From the earliest of time humans have been awed by the power of the sea. Early civilizations declared it the domain of a major mythological deity the god of the sea! To the Greeks Poseidon...To the Romans Neptune.

The statue was cast in bronze by the traditional old lost wax process in Ningbo, China.

Height: 34 ft · Heads: 6 ½ ft · Shoulders: 12 ft across · Weight 12 ½ tons · Dolphins: 17 ft and 15 ft · Loggerhead Turtle: 11 ft · Octopus: 8 ft · Rocks: 100,000 lbs.

Casting process required: 88 ½ tons of bronze • 80 tons of clay • 7500 grinding and sanding disks • 25 tons of plaster • 3 ½ tons of stainless steel.

The National Search for the artist resulted in the selection of Paul DiPasquale of Richmond, VA. Neptune stands as the protector of citizen and visitor and is symbolic of the City of Virginia Beach and the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival which takes place annually in the month of September.
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HM NumberHM1QS5
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Year Placed2005
Placed ByVirginia Beach Neptune Festival
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, February 21st, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 412884 N 4079776
Decimal Degrees36.85990000, -75.97728333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 51.594', W 75° 58.637'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 51' 35.64" N, 75° 58' 38.22" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Virginia Beach Boardwalk, Virginia Beach VA 23451, US
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