Rahapuu / Money Tree - Turku, Finland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Smurffaaja
N 60° 27.285 E 022° 16.136
34V E 569801 N 6702729
Quick Description: Rahapuu niminen valotaideteos pankkirakennuksen kyljessä Puutorilla Turussa. A neon light artwork called Rahapuu (Money Tree) on the side of a bank building on Puutori in Turku.
Location: Finland
Date Posted: 9/7/2020 2:28:56 AM
Waymark Code: WM13397
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 2

Long Description:
[EN] The Money Tree neon sign designed by Kalevi Manninen in 1960 was made at the request of the bank that was originally in the house. The original names of the work known as the people of Turku as a Money Tree or Light Pine, are The Tree from a Seed and The Tree of Life. The neon sign resembles a pine tree and has two clocks at the base showing the time. In addition to this, there are chiming bells at the base that play a melody every hour. The height of the entire neon sign is about 12 meters. The work was last awarded in the neon sign competition in 2019.

The lights come on in sequences from the root of the tree all the way up to the canopy. Worth watching the whole light show in the dark!


[FIN] Kalevi Mannisen vuonna 1960 suunnittelema Rahapuu valomainos tehtiin alunperin talossa olleen pankin pyynnöstä. Rahapuuna tai valomäntynä turkulaisten tunteman teoksen alkuperäiset nimet ovat Siemenestä puu kasvaa ja Elämän puu. Valomainos muistuttaa mäntyä ja sen juurella on kaksi kelloa näyttämässä aikaa. Tämän lisäksi juurella on soivia kelloja, jotka tasatunnein soittavat melodiaa. Koko valomainoksen korkeus on noin 12 metriä.Teos on palkittu valomainoskilpailussa viimeksi vuonna 2019.

Valot syttyvät sekvensseinä puun juuresta aina ylös latvustoon saakka. Kannattaa katsoa pimeään aikaan koko valoshow!
Business Name: Bank - Turun Seudun Osuuspankki

Business Type: Other

Physical Address:
Maariankatu 4
Turku, Finland


Web Address: [Web Link]

Condition of Neon Sign: Fully Working Order: Best viewed at night in its full glory!

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