Georgeobelisk at The British Library

This 6m eye-catcher is an ephemeral tribute to King George I and Britain’s Hanoverian monarchs, and complements the British Library’s Georgians Revealed exhibition (November 2013 to March 2014) which celebrates the 300th anniversary of George I’s accession to the British throne in 1714. Loosely based upon the architect and playwright Sir John Vanbrugh’s unexecuted entrance gate to the forecourt at Castle Howard in North Yorkshire, the Georgeobelisk evokes the playfulness of a class of temporary constructions that was very popular in eighteenth-century Britain. The project was a collaboration with Cityscapes and was funded by Dame Theresa Sackler.