Announcement: Sorry. No updates until our new fansite launches!
Bookmark and Share
“ The steel abstract design was unveiled in a blaze of publicity last year... ”

...but will not be build

Austria scraps Arnold statue

Austria scraps statue of Arnie

Thu 28 Oct 2004 | 11h07 GMT+1
Info: Plans to build an 80ft statue of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator character in his Austrian home town have been scrapped because he's backing President Bush.

The steel abstract design was unveiled in a blaze of publicity last year with public and private backers putting up the money for the $6 million project. But the southern city of Graz is angry that its most famous son is backing Bush in the upcoming US election campaign and supported the war in Iraq. Project manager Herwig Hoeller said: "Yes, the project has been shelved because it no longer has the backing among the population that it had at the start when he was elected".

"I think I must be the only one in this town that still wants the project to go ahead." There are also calls to rename the Arnold Schwarzenegger football stadium and Graz Deputy Mayor Walter Ferk said the city was also considering taking back an honorary award of a ring to the governor.

The statue was set to tower over other more traditional statues of lesser recognised individuals such as composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - or the Austrian Emperor Kaiser Franz Joseph.

Click top link for Graz Terminator Monument website!

comments powered by Disqus
Expertly hosted by
Page last modified: April 15, 2014 | 13:32:14