Hollywood, FL (PressExposure) November 02, 2012 -- The original Stonehenge is a huge astronomical calculator, and it is still not fully understood how it was constructed with primitive ancient technology. The vast Sarsen Stones and solid Lentils surround the holy of holies - the Great Trilithons, the massive Neolithic focus of magical energy.
Now, Florida man made reef creator Gary Levine will recreate this ancient masterpiece 45 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean in Miami Florida. Levine first created the Atlantis Reef Project back in 2007 as an underwater memorial. Levine has now obtained approval for the recreation of Stonehenge which is designed to be the largest artistically themed manmade reef ever created.
The entire project; will be constructed with all environmentally approved materials. The limestone blocks that make up the project will be worked by hand with diamond blade grinders and chainsaws stone by stone. When completed the stones will be carried by ocean going barge to the project site 45 feet underwater 3 miles offshore of Key Biscayne Florida and assembled underwater. The last project of significance was the pink wrapped islands by Christo back in 1980. Levine said underwater construction with giant limestone blocks is much more problematic. The prior experience of The Atlantis Reef Project using a foundation of 20 ton concrete slabs gave Levine the idea that he could create Stonehenge the same way.
The Sarsen Circle with forty upright columns and lentils weighing over ten tons each will be constructed with 15,549 cubic feet of Limestone weighing over 700 tons. The project will be funded with revenues from 75 naming opportunities with brass plaques on the ten ton blocks of limestone for organizations, corporations, individuals of manufactures that use or appreciate the ocean environment in business or pleasure. Plaques and press will be in place forever giving thanks to the sponsors for their contribution of making Stonehenge; a reality and can be taken by the contributor as a marketing cost.
Gary Levine first created the Atlantis Reef Project back in 2007 as an underwater memorial. Levine has now obtained approval for the recreation of Stonehenge which is designed to be the largest artistically themed manmade reef ever created.
Levine's Atlantis Reef Project has attracted divers from all over the world and has become a true "living reef". Stonehenge; will be set in the same area of the Key Biscayne Special Management Zone bringing more divers and tourism to the Miami area as well as making a contribution to offshore game fishing through the creation of habitat for marine life.