Karachi: The ‘world’s tallest mural’ was unveiled in Karachi on the TPL Tower (Centrepoint) on Sunday, a news source reported. The development of this 286-foot-tall attraction, named ‘Rising Blue’, comes as part of the International Public Art Festival (IPAF) – an initiative of ‘I Am Karachi’ – currently underway in the city.
Italian artist Giuseppe Percivati designed the mural. According to Italian Consul-General Anna Ruffino, the artist had work in Karachi for various IPAF projects. She added that the mural’s design was aimed at sending a message of peace and friendship, along with raising awareness for environment.
Ruffino stated that the subject of the mural was conservation of mangroves, especially along Sindh’s coast. Meanwhile, the artist stated that the mural itself took nine days to paint, but it took months to prepare for the project. He added that he came to Karachi in July to identify a location, and found the TPL Tower to be the perfect place.
Percivati said that the people of Karachi were beautiful, and the city can become as beautiful as Rome, Milan, or London.
Referring to the artwork’s symbolic importance, IPAF Chairman Jameel Yusuf stated that mangroves supported the country’s ecosystem – acting as a breeding ground for marine life and birds.