The Facts Behind the ‘Avengers Headquarters’ that Jokowi Built in West Papua

Foto: Istimewa/Kementerian PUPR

Photo: Istimewa/the Ministry of PUPR

A monument in the form of the Avengers headquarters logo; the superhero group from Marvel Studios is being talked about. The monument became a byword because of the recent contact with the speech of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) who called himself part of the Avengers.

Jokowi said he and other ‘Avengers’ colleagues were ready to fight against Thanos. Thanos, which is meant by Jokowi himself, is a misguided behavior that, to achieve success, others must lose.

But that is not the case, but the design of the established monument in Papua is so similar to the Avengers logo above the Stark Tower (Avengers headquarters in the film). The monument is a time capsule monument that has been built since 2016. Here’s the full review:

1. ‘Mark Avengers’ is in Papua Province (West Papua)

Foto: Dok. Kementerian PUPR

The headquarters in question is the Time Capsule Monument in Merauke Regency, Papua Province. The design of the time capsule monument resembles the Avengers logo on the film.

Viewed from above, the shape of the capsule’s monument resembles the letter A which is surrounded by a circle. The design practically looks so similar to the Avengers logo in the Tony Stark Tower (Iron Man character in Marvel), the headquarters of the Avengers.

Quoted from detikFinance from the Ministry of PUPR data, the time capsule construction was carried out since 2016. The construction consists of several stages.

The location of the monument is in front of the Merauke Regent’s Office and near Mopah Airport so that it will become the new landmark of Merauke Regency which can be seen when the plane lands. This time capsule will be filled with dreams and hopes of Indonesian children for Indonesia in the next 70 years which are relayed from Aceh to all provinces and ending in Merauke Regency, Papua Province.

2. Why It is Built

Foto: Istimewa/Kementerian PUPR

This time capsule monument that resembles the Avengers logo is a monument in which there is a capsule containing the dreams and hopes of Indonesian children for Indonesia in the next 70 years. The capsule at that time was carried in relay starting from Aceh to all provinces and ended in Merauke Regency, Papua Province.

The idea of ​​building a monument to store Time Capsules came from President Jokowi on the 70th anniversary of Indonesia’s Independence in 2015. The capsules will be reopened in the next 70 years.

“I happen to be present when it starts in Sabang and also receives in East Kalimantan and Merauke. We were assigned to build a monument to store Time Capsules which will be opened in 2085,” said Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono some time ago.

The area of ​​the Avengers logo-like monument reaches 2.5 ha, consists of 1 ha of monument area and 1.5 ha is used as a square.

The architectural design of the monument was made by Indonesia’s famous architect Yori Antar who was also involved in the architectural design of other PUPR infrastructure. Figures 17, 8 and 45 are selected as key numbers of monument sizes. The monument is 17 meters wide, 8 meters high and 45 m long.

This monument has five access points. The five accesses to the building of the capsule monument have the meaning of the five indigenous tribes of Merauke namely Malind, Muyu, Mandobo, Mappi and Auyu who guard the pillars of the time capsule.

This monument is not an ordinary construction, but is a historical work of art for the next generation. The monument’s architecture also adopts elements of Papuan culture, where the time capsule will be placed on top of a monument building inspired by the Dani war tower.

3. Spend Rp. 90 Billion

Foto: Danang Sugianto

Quoted from detikFinance from the Ministry of Public Works and Public Works data, the construction of the time capsule monument is a multi-year contract package that began in 2016. The total construction costs required reached Rp 89.9 billion taken from the budget ceiling of the Directorate General of Human Settlements of the Ministry of PUPR.

The construction itself has been carried out since 2016 and is divided into two stages. In the first phase of development in the form of foundation work, the rest of the construction is carried out in the second stage which has been started since July 2017.

Phase I development is in the form of foundation work with a budget of Rp 7 billion. Work continued in Phase II since July 2017 and is planned for completion in December 2018 with construction costs of Rp 82.9 billion.

The contractor for the construction of this time capsule monument is PT Nindya Karya (Persero). While the architectural design of the monument was made by Indonesia’s famous architect Yori Antar who was also involved in the architecture design of other PUPR infrastructure.

4. Become a Tourist Location

Foto: Istimewa/Kementerian PUPR

Jokowi asked to build a time capsule monument containing the dreams of Indonesian children from Sabang to Merauke, and later it will be reopened the next 70 years or 2085.

The location of the monument is in front of the Merauke Regent’s Office and near Mopah Airport so that it will become the new landmark of Merauke Regency which can be seen when the plane lands.

Merauke Regent Frederikus Gebze revealed that this monument was not an ordinary construction, but was a historical work of art for the next generation. Later it will be told also in the form of reliefs of the journey to Indonesia.

“Because this is put on the east end that every day the sun radiates like an eye that illustrates Indonesia’s development,” he said some time ago.

This monument will also be one of the favorite historical tourist destinations in Merauke. So that it is also expected to boost Indonesia’s tourism visits in border areas.

5. The Development Finished in October

Foto: Danang Sugianto

Construction of a time capsule monument in Merauke, Papua is targeted to be completed in October 2018. Director General of Human Settlements of the Ministry of PUPR Danis H. Sumadilaga said that currently the progress of the construction of a monument similar to the Avengers headquarters logo has been more than 80%.

“The progress so far has been more than 80%. Last time I was there last August 80%,” said Danis.

Danis said that so far the development had been going well and was expected to be completed by the end of October 2018. However, he could not confirm whether President Jokowi would later fly to Papua to formalize the construction of the monument.

“The important thing is we finish it first. Later when it is finished, then we propose to the President whether he can come formally,” he said.

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