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Ger­mans build world’s high­est sand­cas­tle

BERLIN — The world’s high­est sand­cas­tle is now stand­ing 16.68 me­ters (54.72 feet) tall in the Ger­man city of Duis­burg.

A Ger­man travel op­er­a­tor or­ga­nized the con­struc­tion of the mam­moth sand­cas­tle, bring­ing in 3,500 tons of sand over the past 3 ½ weeks to the site at a for­mer steel­works in the in­land city.

News agency dpa re­ported that Jack Brock­bank, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Guin­ness World Records, cer­ti­fied the record on Fri­day. It takes the ti­tle from a 14.84-me­ter (48.69-foot) sand­cas­tle built early this year in In­dia.

The new sand­cas­tle is dec­o­rated with sand mod­els of tourist at­trac­tions such as Athens’ Acrop­o­lis, Barcelona’s Sagrada Fa­milia and the Lean­ing Tower of Pisa.

It is sup­posed to stand un­til at least 24 Septem­ber 2017. — AP

Artists are at­tempt­ing to se­cure a spot in the cov­eted Guin­ness Book of World records by build­ing the tallest sand­cas­tle ever.

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