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THE VIENNA TOWN HALL MAN | HE SAGGES

The standard bearer with shoe size 80 should be a symbol of the citizens. The town hall tower is constantly in motion, so the town hall man sways by up to 25 cm in a storm. But precautions have been taken: a 16 cm thick and 8 m long rod made of Bessemer steel leads down from the base of the statue through the tower knob. A cast iron ball weighing 800 kg is attached to the lower end. This giant pendulum keeps the town hall man in balance and presumably the citizens in inner balance – more or less.

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