Workers install a 73,000-pound stainless steel sculpture of a falcon outside Mercedes-Benz stadium Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Atlanta. 
Photo: Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
Photo: Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

73,000-pound falcon statue in place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium


A 41.5-foot tall statue of a falcon, hailed as the largest bird sculpture in the world, has been set into place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. 

The giant bird -- with a wingspan of more than 64 feet -- was installed last week. 

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The stainless steel statue constructed by Hungarian artist Gabor Miklos Szoke captures “the moment of a touchdown.” (You can see all the layers of the sculpture in video, below.)

The Falcons will open Mercedes-Benz Stadium with an exhibition game Aug. 26 against the Arizona Cardinals.

History of Mercedes-Benz Stadium 

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