voelklingen etoy.TANKLANDING 2007

etoy.TANK-LANDING on March 9, 2007:

with 2 hours dealy the first etoy.TANK from china arrived in voelklingen.
it is the first of a new series of mobile etoy.STUDIOS. after the
encapsulation process etoy will integrate the system into its headquarters
in zurich/switzerland in 2008.

no, etoy didn't change its corporate identity! the tank will be modified and
then gets its final color coat: MISSION ETERNITY WHITE with orange logos,
shipping ID, etoy.TRACKING-NUMBER and standard container labels.

this is the home of etoy.TANKS No. 6 and No. 7. between March 2007 and
Mai 2008 two 40 feet high cube containers will be stacked and directly
connected to the giant "geblaesehalle" in which the show GENIUS 1 will
take place. via a gateway visitors will access etoy's installation that must
be capable to deal with up to 1000 visitors a day. a small part serves as
information area for adults while the main area is accessible for
participating children only.

two large steel pipes have to be dismantled and a steel construction will
be installed as pedestal. the main challenge is the emergency escape plan
which has to guarantee evacuation of 20 children within a few seconds.

modifications started on March 9, 2007. etoy.CEO zai and etoy.INTERN
Matthias Peter (picture) stayed 6 days in voelklingen working 12h a day
on preparation of the first etoy.TANK for the insulation and wood workers
who take over next week.

for the first time in history etoy.AGENTS picked up raw steel from the
factory directly. saarstahl still operates a huge plant next to the closed
huette. etoy.AGENTS assisted by local workers cut, grinded, welded and
assembled all parts inhouse to ensure highest quality.

as usual day and night shifts ensured pure self exploting in the name of
art and world domination.

after 6 days (and nights on the construction site and in voelklingens italo
saloon) the crew finished the raw steel work with a dealy of 3 days. the
next few weeks will be fully dedicated to software and detail tasks again.

thanks to the local workers: rainer schmitt (main angel working many late
shifts with etoy), sven peters, guenther marx and all other guys working
hard to get the job done.

thanks to frank kraemer (project manager) and dr. grewenig for trusting

see you in april!
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