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September 11, 2014

Mall’s Balls roll over

Tomorrow, Bert Flugelman's 'The Spheres' sculpture - lovingly known as The Mall's Balls - will be officially launched in their new spot, three metres north of where they once stood. CityMag wonders whether the world will stop turning as a result.

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  • Cartoon: Ross Bateup

The famous Bert Flugelman sculpture, The Spheres,┬áthat for so long sat central in Rundle Mall will be unveiled tomorrow – cleaned, polished and in a new slightly off-centre position. Flugelman himself warned against changing the Balls’ position, but Council voted that a view of the Hills and a clear thoroughfare were worth the controversy. Cartoonist and Urban Planning specialist Ross Bateup is more concerned about the practical use of the icon – with many first dates set to get off to an awkward and late start.

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