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The story behind one of the world’s tallest works of art

The artists started the massive project mid-June and are now making the finishing touches to the work.

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The tallest piece of street art in Europe nears completion on St George’s Tower, Leicester. (SWNS)

By Samantha Hawkins via SWN

One of the tallest works of art in the world is nearing completion - an 269 foot colorful street piece on the side of a block of flats in the UK.

The artwork on Leicester's Blue Tower is Europe's tallest piece of street art and covers 717.5 sqm.

The work on St George's Tower on Granby Street is the third tallest in the world.

The artists started the massive project mid-June and are now making the finishing touches to the work which features images related to Leicester.

The tallest piece of street art in Europe nears completion on St George’s Tower, Leicester. (SWNS)
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It features a fox - the emblem for Leicester City Football Club - as well as a tiger for the rugby team, and an astronaut referencing The National Space Centre.

There is also a DNA sequence - a tribute to Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, who discovered the technique of genetic fingerprinting at the University of Leicester.

It was completed by artists Wing Lo, Richard Peacock, and Leigh Drummond, assisted by Ben Edwards and Kiene Tuckley.

Leicester city center Business Improvement District - BID Leicester - and arts organization Graffwerk collaborated on the project to make the city center more attractive.

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