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° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia Beach VA 23451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sister Cities (approx. 0.4 miles away); Naval Aviation Monument Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Naval Air Station Oceana (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Wreck of the Dictator and The Norwegian Lady Statue (approx. half a mile away); The United States Life-Saving Service Stations & Crews (approx. half a mile away); The War of 1812 / President – Little Belt Affair (approx. half a mile away); The Cavalier Hotel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Atlantic Parkway (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia Beach.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 13, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.