Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

March 28, 2018

On March 26, residents of London, passing by the main building of ITV (one of the leading television corporations in the UK), had a strange sight. 84 men appeared around the perimeter of the corporation’s roof, as if preparing to jump and commit suicide.

Fortunately, men were not real. These are full-sized sculptures placed on the roof in order to draw attention to the problem of suicide.

The installed statues are part of Project 84 (Project 84), the idea of ​​which belongs to the American street artist Mark Jerkins and the charity organization CALM.

The number of sculptures on the roof is not accidental. According to statistics, an average of 84 people under 45 years old commit suicide every week in London. The charity event is aimed primarily at preventing suicide.

“As a society, we need to overcome the embarrassment and embarrassment,we need to face this terrible problem face to face, discuss it and actively work on its completion, ”said CALM executive director Simon Gunning.

The sculptures were made from the "cast" of people who really committed suicide.

“Our campaign is based on hope. Hope that by telling these stories we will be able to better understand the complexity of the topic and will strive for change. ”

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  • Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?

    Why do statues of 84 men stand on the roof of a London skyscraper?