Public Art: Electricity Monument
Also Known As: Prometheus statue, Energia statue
Nickname: Iron Man
Sculptor: © Constantin Popovici (1938-1995)
Date Unveiled: 1965
Description: 10m high steel statue of Prometheus holding two bolts of lightning above his head. The statue is one of the most iconic constructions built during the Communist era.
Location: The Electricity Monument is located on the right bank on the Mount Pleasa at the hydroelectric Vidraru lake in Arges, Romania
Trivia: The original statue was made from gypsum.
The sculptor chose Prometheus as his muse because in Greek mythology he gave fire to man just like the Vidraru lake gives electricity to the people.