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£7,507 pledged of £20,000 goal
By Ilona Gaynor
£7,507 pledged of £20,000 goal

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FAIL! and Thankyou!

Hello All, 

It's very sad that the project failed, I guess that Kickstarter isn't ready for these kinds of projects! But, it was an experiment, and some experiments fail. 

The good news is I will be aiming to finish the project and research and will be looking to find funding for fabricate some other way. There has been great responses from everyone including blogs, magazine, tv and radio! I have also been in talks with producers about making the work into a feature... so all is not lost. 

Thank You ever so much for supporting this project, I hope that projects like mine some day will become fundable via Kickstarter. 

Thanks again! 


p.s it's a very sad that the world lost James Gandolfini today. 

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Its tough but there are lots of people out there that want to rob banks, I know it. 

12 days to go!

Hello all!

So it's been a very exciting week. The project is continuing to get press, it's been mentioned on Core77 and Uncrate!

We have reached 32% which is great, but comparatively we have a long way to go and not a lot of time to do it in! I thank you for your continued support and hope that you can keep sharing the project!

Lots of exciting opportunities have occurred this week, including a lot of discussions with Producers of TV and Film, most notably with the producers of Game of Thrones! who are interested in making the project a tv drama series. I have even had feedback from the FBI, they are very pleased with the progress being made.

But first things first, I really want this exhibition to happen! it's imperative that the research and design are concluded!

Together we can do it!

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We have reached 20%

So it has been an amazing week, thank you to all who have contributed so far and thanks for all the support!  we have have reached 20%! and have over 100 backers. 

The project has also received a notable amount of press: 

WIRED USA - "For Sale: A Bank Heist, Modeled to Perfection" http://www.wired.com/design/2013/05/artist-design-heist/

Designboom - http://www.designboom.com/design/kickstarting-a-bank-robbery-under-black-carpets-by-ilona-gaynor/

Disegno Daily - http://disegnodaily.com/news/under-black-carpets-by-ilona-gaynor

It's Nice That - http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/under-black-carpets

Theres still a long way to go! keep spreading the word! :) 

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I have added a new rewards for:


THE ARCHITECT. You will receive the files with which to fabricate your own One Wilshire (at any scale) - as seen in the images. You will also get the printed version of the book + your name credited in the book.

A plane, takes off from Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday at 10am traveling at a speed of 245 m/ph. It’s payload, an American Airlines 747 commercial jet weighing approx 443 tones being carried below it’s belly. The 32 inch thick steel cables holding the load, snap dropping the vessel from 10,000ft onto government building One Wilshire. The plane breaks apart after hitting the mirrored surface of the building and collides with its observers. Police cars begin to swarm, people panic, meanwhile a total of 10 men enter the 5 surrounding banks.

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