Friday, July 25, 2008

Soekarno-Hatta Monument

The historical consciousness and the sense of gratitude and appreciation stimulated all Indonesia to build Soekarno-Hatta Monument the proclamators of Indonesian independence.
Build on 56 Proklamasi street, Jakarta, it attempts to honor the memory of the proclamation of Independence by the Indoesia people on the same site, formerly known as Pegangsaan Timur 56, on August 17,1945
The monument,inaugurated by President Soeharto o the 16th of August 1980, consist of the memorial site the proclamation of Independence in unity with the proclamation Monument as well the Lightning Monument
The statue of Bung Karno is 4.60 meters high and that of Bung Hatta is 4.30 meters highs, both made out of bearing bronze weighing around 1.200 kg. The expression portrayed are those of the gentlemen when they were at the age of 46 and 43.
Resemble unfolded fan,the background of the platform consist of a triangular form, signifying simplicity and solidity, elements found everywhere in the traditional life of the Indonesian nation.
Within this background the historical 17.8 and 45 is immortalized, there are 17 wings, the height of the center wings is 8 meters and the number of the curves are 45, denote the proclamation date.

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