A mirrored New Year tree weighing 35 tonnes is unveiled in Gorky Park

A mirrored New Year tree weighing 35 tonnes is unveiled in Gorky Park
The 12-metre tall structure comprises two parts symbolising unity.

A New Year tree made out of mirrors and light emitting diodes has been unveiled near the main entrance to Gorky Park. It is 2 metres high and weighs 35 tonnes plus it has 240 light emitting diodes fixed inside of it.

“The New Year tree in Gorky Park is more than just a festive tree. This is an art installation which always bears a meaning. This year’s one has taken on the most ambitious design in the park’s history. If you look at it closely, you’ll see that the upper part is heavier than the lower part. By laws of physics, the tree should collapse. But due to correct weight calculations, the fir tree is and will stay put,” Director of Gorky Park Marina Lyulchuk said at the installation’s opening ceremony.

The concept of the mirrored installation was worked out by the park’s creative team. The two parts of the structure symbolise unity of people.