Why are there statues of 84 men on the roof of a London skyscraper

Why are there statues of 84 men on the roof of a London skyscraper

Categories: Design and Architecture | Society

On March 26, residents of London passing by the main building of ITV (one of the leading television corporations in the UK), presented a strange sight. Around the perimeter of the roof of the corporation, 84 men appeared, who seemed to be preparing to jump and commit suicide.

Why are there statues of 84 men on the roof of a London skyscraper

Source: CNN

Why are there statues of 84 men on the roof of a London skyscraper

Fortunately, the men turned out to be fake. These are full-size sculptures placed on the roof in order to draw attention to the problem of suicide.

The installed statues are part of the "Project 84" (Project 84), the idea of which belongs to the American street artist Mark Jenkins (Mark Jenkins) and the charity CALM.

Why are there statues of 84 men on the roof of a London skyscraper

The number of sculptures on the roof is no coincidence. According to statistics, an average of 84 people under 45 commit suicide in London every week. The charity event is primarily aimed at suicide prevention.

"As a society, we need to overcome embarrassment and awkwardness, we need to face this terrible problem face to face, discuss it and actively work towards its completion," says CALM Executive Director Simon Gunning.

Why are there statues of 84 men on the roof of a London skyscraper

The sculptures are made from "casts" of people who really committed suicide.

Why are there statues of 84 men on the roof of a London skyscraper

The reaction to the campaign in most cases was positive. The sculptures will be on the roof of the building until April 1.

Keywords: Action | Charity | Britain | London | Suicide | Creativity

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