Open Hand monument in the Capitol Complex in sector 1, is made of a metal
sheet, 14 metres high and weighing 50 tonnes, rotate freely in the wind
from a high concrete pedestal. The hand rises 85 feet from an excavated
plaza termed the fosse de la consideration, the pit of contemplation,
which is provided for debate on public affairs. The design of this giant
hand emblem was conceived by Le Corbusier. Some times it resembles a bird
in flight. The symbol stands for peace and unity - 'Open to give - Open
to receive'. It is the official emblem of the city.