London’s Blue Whale

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London’s Natural History Museum just underwent a major renovation, including Hintze Hall, a beautiful and historic space that once showcased “Dippy” the Diplodocus dinosaur skeleton.  The newly refinished space is lovely, and has a giant blue whale skeleton in it’s main entrance. The enormous animal makes quite the impression to visitors, hanging from the historic ceiling. From the museum:

‘This is a landmark moment for the museum and for the millions of people from all over the world who visit us,’ explains Sir Michael Dixon, director of the Natural History Museum. ‘putting our blue whale at the center of the museum, between living species on the west and extinct species on the east, is a powerful reminder of the fragility of life and the responsibility we have towards our planet.’

See more, including a video of the blue whale installation, on DesignBoom:

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