Jul 10, 2021 - World

World's tallest sandcastle built in Denmark

Picture of the tallest sandcastle

Photo: CLAUS BJOERN LARSEN/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images

Designers in Denmark this week finished constructing the world's tallest sandcastle, standing approximately 69 feet tall, the Guardian reports.

State of play: The castle — for which designers used close to 5,000 pounds of sand — is more than 9 feet taller than the structure built in Germany in 2019, which previously held the title.

  • The sandcastle was created by Wilfred Stijger, who received help from 30 of the world's greatest-known sand sculptors. Stijger said the castle represented "the power the coronavirus has had over the world since the beginning of the pandemic," the Guardian writes.
  • The top of the castle has a replica of the coronavirus wearing a crown.

Details: The sandcastle is made up of 10% clay and a layer of glue to ensure that it can remain upright throughout fall and winter weather conditions.

What to watch: It is expected to remain standing until next February or March, per the Guardian.

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