The Victor is a colossal statue at the Pasig portion of Bridgetowne in Metro Manila, Philippines.

The Victor
The Victor in 2024
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14°35′36.3″N 121°04′59.8″E / 14.593417°N 121.083278°E / 14.593417; 121.083278
LocationBridgetowne, Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines
DesignerJefrë
MaterialPerforated steel
HeightStatue: 55 meters (180 ft)
Including podium: 60 meters (200 ft)
Opening date2023
Dedicated toJohn Gokongwei and the "Global Filipino"

Installation

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Robinsons Land announced in 2019 that it would be installing a colossal statue at Bridgetowne, its own township spanning Pasig and Quezon City. The statue which was named The Victor was projected to be the "tallest lighting projection" in the world.[1] The Victor would be unveiled in August 2023.[2]

Statue

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The Victor was designed by Filipino-American artist Jefrë. It is mainly made from marine-grade perforated steel art from China.[1] It stands 55 meters (180 ft) on a 5 m (16 ft) podium. It weighs 299.37 tonnes (660,000 lb).[3]

It has a translucent surface which can be lit up with various colors at night through projection mapping.[4]

The Victor is a tribute to deceased businessman John Gokongwei.[4] The statue depicts a man with one arm raised as if it is celebrating a victory. Jefrë also dedicates the statue to the "global Filipino".[5]

References

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  1. ^ a b Fenol, Jessica (September 6, 2019). "Giant, Instagram-worthy art piece to rise in Robinsons development". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved August 19, 2023.
  2. ^ Garcia, Joseph Emmanuel; Lacsamana, Brontë (August 8, 2023). "Giant public art installation takes center stage at a township development". BusinessWorld. Retrieved August 19, 2023.
  3. ^ "'The Victor': A new landmark in Metro Manila that surpasses the height of the iconic Statue of Liberty". Manila Bulletin. August 9, 2023. Retrieved August 19, 2023.
  4. ^ a b Gabinete, Jojo (August 14, 2023). "Why is this giant sculpture in Bridgetowne Estate called The Victor?". PEP.ph (in Filipino). Philippine Entertainment Portal, Inc. Retrieved August 19, 2023.
  5. ^ Garcia, Angelo (August 9, 2023). "This new Philippine landmark is taller than the Statue of Liberty". GMA News. Retrieved August 19, 2023.