Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Michael Jackson Poster set world record

A 29070 square feet poster (171ft x 170ft) has been erected over Heathrow airport to mark the release of "Michael",Michael Jackson's posthumous album - setting the new world record for the Largest poster.
The World's Largest Poster, made of PVC and weighing one ton, took engineers three hours to install – and is less than 3,000 meters from one of Heathrow's main runways, literally viewable by all planes arriving/ departing.

Guinness World Records confirmed that the poster of Michael Jackson's Michael measures 171ft by 170ft with a total surface area of 29,070 ft², smashing the previous Guinness world record – held by the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver – by more than 110 ft².

To put it into perspective, the Michael poster would take over three quarters of the pitch at Wembley stadium, is longer than the equivalent of six Routemaster buses end-to-end and if upright would be higher than Nelson's column.

Guinness World Records requires the world's largest poster to be publically displayed and formed of one single piece of material; it must also advertise a commercially available product. Guinness World Records sent an official adjudicator to the site situated at Rectory Farm in Middlesex to officially verify and measure the Michael poster.


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