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. Touch for map. The marker is located on the Virginia
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); Atlantic Parkway (approx. 0.8 miles away); Neighborhood Alert! (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia Beach.
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