Monday, May 5, 2008

Black Magic centrepiece of Peter Blake memorial

A rendering of the water front memorial.
[NZ Herald] America's Cup boat Black Magic will form the centrepiece of a $8.9 million Sir Peter Blake memorial in Auckland's Viaduct harbour.

The new building housing "Blue Water Black Magic - A Tribute to Peter Blake" will replace part of the NZ National Maritime Museum, at the northern end of Hobson Wharf in the Viaduct Harbour.

Black Magic, or NZL32, led by Sir Peter defeated Stars and Stripes in 1995 in San Diego. It was gifted to Te Papa by Team NZ.

The boat will be suspended in the Hall of Yachting and the accompanying exhibition will surround the yacht on three levels.

The Maritime Museum said the full cost of the building and exhibition - designed by architect Pete Bossley - had been met through grants, sponsorship and individual tender. Read more...