Sand Sculpture Spectacular: Philadelphia, History Makers Recreated in Sand

Check out photos from the Sand Sculpture Spectacular, which recreates iconic Philadelphia landmarks and history makers out of sand.

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The Sand Sculpture Spectacular takes over the rotunda at The Shops at Liberty Place.
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Replicas of famous Philadelphia monuments- such as Independence Hall- have all been created in sand.
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The famous scroll of the Declaration of Independence was recreated for the exhibit.
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Even Billy Penn, who stands atop City Hall, got his own sculpture.
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Sculptors chose to set the time on the City Hall clock to 4:10, the same time that can be seen on the $100 bill.
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The Liberty Bell is complete with its signature crack.
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Every detail etched by hand, even Ben's signature specs.
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And Betsy Ross stitching together the American flag.
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Check out exclusive 360 view of the sculpture here.
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NBC10 spoke to sculptor Matthew Deibert of Sandcreation, who has been sculpting for 17 years. He's now doing this fulltime, after serving for the Atlantic City Fire Department for 25 years.
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Deibert and his team use local sand from Tuckahoe, New Jersey. Thirty-two tons of the special sand was brought in for the exhibit. He says the final product maintains its shape because of the controlled environment in the mall, and a spray of water and glue to help keep it intact.
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Deibert uses his background as a graphic designer to carve the logos and words on the sculptures, while other members of the team tackle the anatomy.
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The sculpture mirrors the theme of this year's festival, "Everyone is a history maker."
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Deibert and his team continued to add more logos and designs ahead of the debut of the final sculpture on June 29th.
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The exhibit is currently open to public, and is slated to remain on display through July.
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Logos of Comcast, NBC10 and Telemundo62 are all featured on the sculpture as official sponsors of Wawa Welcome America.
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