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First Steve Jobs statue unveiled in Budapest, Hungary

Graphisoft dedicated a world-first statue of Steve Jobs today in Budapest, Hungary

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Commissioned by Graphisoft, the makers of the award-winning BIM software ArchiCAD, Graphisoft Founder and Chairman of the Board, Gabor Bojar, today unveiled a bronze statue of Steven P. Jobs, visionary co-founder of Apple Computer, who passed away on October 5, 2011.

Crafted by Hungarian sculptor Erno Toth, the life-like bronze statue stands near the entrance of architectural software maker Graphisoft’s Budapest headquarters building.

The relationship between Graphisoft and Apple can be traced to the 1980′s, when Jobs came across the first version of Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD software running on an Apple Lisa computer at the 1984 CeBIT show in Germany. His first impression of the software led him to throw Apple’s support behind the development and distribution of ArchiCAD.

01 - State of Steve Jobs dedicated and placed in Graphisoft Park in Budapest, Hungary.

“With its attention to excellence in every detail, Graphisoft Park’s environment embodies the spirit of Steve Jobs,” said Viktor Varkonyi, CEO of Graphisoft. “I can’t think of a better place to commemorate the man and his legacy.”

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