Planning roundup

Michelangelo’s statue of David is in danger of collapsing under its own weight due to weak ankles according to reports from Italy. The Renaissance sculpture created between 1501 and 1504 weights 5.5t and has started to display signs of micro fractures in its legs with researchers in Florence warning that it could collapse.

Scotland’s biggest work of art, the Kelpies, has been officially opened in Falkirk and is the centerpiece for the Helix land transformation project, a joint venture between Falkirk Council, Scottish Canals and Central Scotland Forest Trust. The almost 35m high giant horses heads created by Andy Scott had engineering support from Atkins. Find out more here