Do you know anyone who’s broken a World Record? We know some people in Haltom City who have!
In partnership with the Northeast Environmental Team, Keep Haltom City Beautiful broke the World Record for The Largest Cardboard Box Sculpture on November 15, 2014, timed very appropriately to America and Texas Recycles Day.
The sculpture, measuring 41’3” long, 14’ high, and 25’6” deep, was sketched and designed by Don Tipps and architect Daniel Williams. Sixty volunteers, 18,000 cardboard boxes, and a combined 487 volunteer hours later, a replica of the city’s original Birdville County Courthouse from 1855 was erected and a new World Record broken.
When the sculpture was eventually disassembled, it took 3 roll-off dumpster loads to recycle an astounding seven tons of cardboard!
Projects like this prove that with cooperation from members across the community—from local students and businesses, to city employees—anything is possible. Congratulations to Keep Haltom City Beautiful and the outstanding volunteers who achieved this incredible feat!
Check out their sculpture on the Official Guinness World Record website here.