A large globe structure was made from 16 individual pieces and once put together, was suspended by a 7.5t steel plinth, with a massive 6.5m diameter. Working in partnership with Fab Media, who organised all of the ground works, Signs Express (Basildon) applied graphics to each piece, signifying the longitude and latitude points of the World.
Due to the size of the structure, only one piece at a time was available to the Signs Express production team; meaning that graphics needed to be perfectly aligned when they were installed, as Signs Express (Basildon) owner Tony Surface explains, 'Each piece of the globe is literally the size of a house and so the sheer scale of the graphics was something we had never undertaken before. It was very important to ensure that all of the lines would align once the globe was pieced together at Heathrow Airport. Thankfully our attention to detail paid off, as each segment's graphics perfectly matched the other.'