SS Republic shipwreck

 The S.S. Republic was carrying 59 passengers and a load of gold coins from New York to New Orleans when it sank in a hurricane off Savannah, Ga., on Oct. 25, 1865. Experts estimate there are 20,000 to 30,000 coins at the site 1,700 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, worth perhaps as much as $180 million. 






A permanent installation directed by Romain Tardy & Thomas Vaquié, Hala Stulecia, Wroclaw, Poland. 

Hala Stulecia was at one time the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world. With a diameter of 65m it was home to the largest dome built since the Pantheon in Rome eighteen centuries earlier. Inspired by references such as Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and the utopian projects of Archigram that confront different visions of the future at different times. Romain Tardy & Thomas Vaquié were interested in trying to create their own vision of a future, one with no precise time reference. A timeless future.