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26-Foot-Tall Naked Bronze Man Who Loves World Peace Moving to Miami

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Artist Ginés Serrán's Union of the World: Monument to World Peace is the largest bronze sculpture based on classical mythology. It's 26 feet tall and 17,600 pounds, and later this month it will come to SkyPalace at Mary Brickell Village in downtown Miami to make its permanent home.

The work depicts Hercules holding two large rock-hard pillars (What is it that rappers say? "No homo"), symbolically representing the ties between Europe and America. Another one of these sculptures will be installed in Greece later this year, creating a connection between the Hispanic and Hellenic worlds. 

"Like the Statue of Liberty, this monument will be a symbol of peace to the world," says former first lady of New York, Evangeline Goulates, the project's developer.

Unlike the Statue of Liberty, though, it will probably be a nice sales point for her condo project.

The work will be unveiled at an event January 23 at Mary Brickell. 

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