LB Tower Hamlets
|Distance (N) from Greenwich|
|OS map details||OS Explorer: 162|
|OS grid ref||TQ 38622.80866|
|WGS84 lat/long||51.509726, -0.003868|
|Access||Normally unrestricted (land not in public ownership)|
Best viewed from above, this sculpture by David Jacobson has a diameter of 50 metres and was given the name Meridian Metaphor. It incorporates 10 granite blocks salvaged from the old docks. Designed as a representation of the planet, a key element, as originally conceived, was the water, which could be interpreted as representing the Earth’s oceans. Unfortunately, this feature has now been boarded over. The last images sets to feature the water were taken in 2008. In recent years, the sculpture has been marred by the presence of a coffee van which intrudes upon its space and seems to have become an almost permanent installation. The 2006, 2007 and 2011 image sets contain detailed photographs of the granite blocks, one of which is signed David J 91.