The Fern Ball suspended above the Civic Square has been posted previously .. as have the steel spheres along the edge of the wharf ... however Wellington has another sphere which is a magnet to adults and children alike. This one greets you as you enter Te Papa our national museum.
It is a 3 tonne granite ball, 820mm in diamteter, that is supported only by water ... OK it's water under pressure ...at approximately 15 pounds per square inch. The water layer between the base and the ball is only 2mm thick. The ball is rotated by water jets pulsing at 4 min internvals and by helpful little hands !!!
The granite sphere wa made by Kusser Granit in Germany
THEME DAY PARTICIPANTS
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