Giant Interactive iPhone Monument In St. Petersburg, Russia Memorializes Steve Jobs


If you happen to wander the courtyard of St. Petersburg’s National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (quite the mouthful), you will now find a giant iPhone. The monument stands about as tall as a fully grown man, and a huge screen displays photos, videos and text about Steve Jobs, the late Apple co-founder.

The monument was just unveiled to the public after the Progress IT Fund held a competition last year to see who would design the tribute. The winner was designed by Gleb Tarasov and named “Sunny QR Code.” The name refers to a QR code on the monument itself that links to a memorial website for Jobs. Not sure what the “Sunny” stands for.


  • Gadget

    They original had it running Android but the memorial kept ending up forgotten in someones dresser drawer

  • 4betthreat

    I feel like SJ would not be thrilled about this

  • Steve Lawrence

    Apple lawsuit in 3… 2… 1…..

  • lwdesign1

    I think it’s quite amazing and touching that Steve’s contribution to the world of technology is so well thought of in Russia that they went to the considerable expense of erecting an interactive electronic monument to him. This is so much more that kind words on a web page. I wonder who paid for it?

  • donna321

    If you think Norma`s story is unimaginable…, 3 weeks ago my girl friends mom basically also earned $5547 just sitting there twelve hour’s a week at home and the’re buddy’s sister-in-law`s neighbour has done this for 4 months and got more than $5547 part-time at their computer. use the advice from this website… jump15.comCHECK IT OUT

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Alex HeathAlex Heath is a journalist and co-host of The CultCast. He has been quoted by the likes of the BBC, KRON 4 News, and books like "ICONIC: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation." He lives in Lexington, Kentucky. If you want to pitch a story, share a tip, or just get in touch, additional contact information is available on his personal site. Follow him on Twitter.

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