Oslo, Norway’s capital
The Monolith (Monolitten) in the Vigeland Park (Vigelandsparken), Frogner Park. Construction of the massive monument began in 1924 when Gustav Vigeland modelled it in clay in his studio in Frogner. The design process took ten months, and it is supposed that Vigeland used sketches drafted in 1919. He then cast a model in plaster. In 1927, a block of granite weighing several hundred tons was delivered to the park. Work started in 1929, and it took three masons 14 years to accomplish. The Monolith towers 14.12 metres high and is composed of 121 human figures rising towards the sky.