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Peace Pyramid Secures First Stone

Last updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - Save & Share

A Leeds plant hire, quarrying and recycling firm has donated the first rock for the construction of the biggest pyramid to be built since the time of the Egyptian Pharaohs.

EarthPyramidMone Brothers have given the rock to the Earth Pyramid Project, a 50m-high time capsule that could be built in Yorkshire or Malaysia.

Kiwi Steve Ward, who is based in Leeds, is behind the project.  He said: “It started eight years ago when my daughter asked me ‘what about our future’ after watching the Copenhagen climate talks.

“This pyramid will allow people to record their emotions about our planet and its direction of travel within thousands of time capsules incorporated within a giant pyramid.”

He has global construction engineering firm Arup on board to design the structure, which will include four chambers dedicated to children, digital preservation, government and indigenous peoples and founders.

Construction is expected to start in 2020 using rocks from across the globe.  Ward added: “It’s apt that the project, that had its genesis in this part of Yorkshire, should feature stone quarried nearby and I’m grateful to Mone Brothers for their support.”

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