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A Paper Plane Spreads Its Giant Wings In Fitchburg06:50

People take a closer look at Project Soar. (Amy Gorel/WBUR)MoreCloseclosemore
People take a closer look at Project Soar. (Amy Gorel/WBUR)

Picture a paper airplane. How big is it? Probably about the size of a piece of paper. OK, now imagine the paper airplane is big. Like, really big. Like, 64 feet long, big.

This project is organized by Jerry Beck, founder and artistic director of the Revolving Museum, a public art organization. In addition to being 64 feet long, it's made of corrugated cardboard. It weighs in at 1,500 pounds.

"We knew that this project would be big, and just very extravagant," said Fitchburg High School student Matthew Kroch, who's also a member of the Fitchburg Cultural Council. "But we didn't really imagine that it would be this big."


Amy Gorel, producing editor at WBUR's The ARTery. She tweets @AmyGorel.

This segment aired on June 13, 2018.


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