Guinness World Records, the global authority on record breaking, confirms that a poster erected to mark the release of Michael Jackson’s ‘Michael’ album (released 13th December) has set a new record as the world’s largest poster.
Guinness World Records confirmed that the poster of Michael Jackson’s ‘Michael’ measures 171ft by 170ft with a total surface area
of 29,070 ft², smashing the previous record – held by the 2010 Winter
Olympics in Vancouver – by more than 110 ft².
To put it into perspective, the ‘Michael’ poster would take over three quarters of the pitch at Wembley stadium, is longer than the
equivalent of six Routemaster buses end-to-end and if upright would be
higher than Nelson’s column.
The poster, made of PVC and weighing one ton, took engineers three hours to install – and is less than 3,000 meters from one of Heathrow’s main runways, literally viewable by all planes arriving/ departing.
Guinness World Records requires the world’s largest poster to be publically displayed and formed of one single piece of material; it
must also advertise a commercially available product. Guinness World
Records sent an official adjudicator to the site situated at Rectory
Farm in Cranford, Middlesex to officially verify and measure the
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