First Statue of Steve Jobs Revealed

by on June 24th, 2012

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Steve Jobs died on October 5, 2011 at age 56 after a long illness. His official biography “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson became a bestseller even before going to press in late October. But here is more in the memory of Steve Jobs. Hungarian software company ‘Graphisoft’ unveiled Bronze Steve Jobs Statue at Budapest. It is said to be world’s first bronze statue of Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs.

They have tried to replicate the pose of Steve Jobs, printed on the magazine cover of the Economist (photo below).

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Graphisoft Chairman Gabor Bojar said:

“He was one of the greatest individuals in our era. We wanted to express with this sculpture here.”

The monument of Steve jobs was opened in recognition of his support of their company. The statue is made by sculptor “Erno Toth”. Bronze Steve Jobs is wearing a turtleneck sweater, jeans, sneakers, and round glasses. The height of the monument is more than two meters, and weight – 220 pounds.

Graphisoft has had relations with Apple since the 1980s, when Steve Jobs came across Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD software at the 1984 CeBIT in Germany. His first impressions of the software led him to throw Apple’s support behind the development and distribution of ArchiCAD.

Gabor Bojar said:

“Apple’s support included cash and computers at a time when GRAPHISOFT was a small company with limited resources, working within the economic and political confines of what was, at the time, communist Hungary”.

Viktor Varkonyi, CEO of GRAPHISOFT said:

“With its attention to excellence in every detail, Graphisoft Park’s environment embodies the spirit of Steve Jobs. I can’t think of a better place to commemorate the man and his legacy”.