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This magnificent construction emerges from the ancient dock in the Mandraccio area of the Area del Porto Antico
. It was devised as a derrick for the ships from which it takes the name Bigo, and became the symbol for the 1992 Expo. The Bigo is made up of several arms stretching out over the sea from a platform. The longest arm holds the panoramic lift, which rises up to 40 meters altitude, above the roofs of the city. The view from here is one only usually achievable from the ships at sea, and is unique as the other vantage points in the city look outwards over the sea rather than inland. Several of the arms support the solid frame of the Piazza delle Feste that houses the ice-skating rink from Nov to Apr, as well as musical concerts and plays in the summer.