Virginia Beach, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The statue was cast in bronze by the traditional old lost wax process in Ningbo, China.
Height: 34 ft • Heads: 6 ½ ft • Shoulders: 12 ft across • Weight 12 ½ tons • Dolphins: 17 ft and 15 ft • Loggerhead Turtle: 11 ft • Octopus: 8 ft • Rocks: 100,000 lbs.
Casting process required: 88 ½ tons of bronze • 80 tons of clay • 7500 grinding and sanding disks • 25 tons of plaster • 3 ½ tons of stainless steel.
The National Search for the artist resulted in the selection of Paul DiPasquale of Richmond, VA. Neptune stands as the protector of citizen and visitor and is symbolic of the City of Virginia Beach and the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival which takes place annually in the month of September.
Erected 2005 by Virginia Beach Neptune Festival.
Location. 36° 51.594′ N, 75° 58.637′ W. Marker is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Boardwalk and 31st Street on Boardwalk. Click for map. The marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Atlantic Parkway (approx. 0.8 miles away); Virginia Legends Walk (approx. 1.3 miles away); de Witt Cottage (approx. 1.4 miles away); Historic Cayce Hospital Building (approx. 2.4 miles away); Flame Of Hope (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Flame of Hope (approx. 3.4 miles away); Eastern Shore Chapel (approx. 3.4 miles away); Circular Gun Mount / Fort Story Family Housing (approx. 4.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Virginia Beach.
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