Graphisoft, the company behind the architectural design application ArchiCAD, has unveiled a memorial statue of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in Budapest, Hungary. The 7 foot tall bronze statue depicts Mr. Jobs holding an iPhone and speaking at a keynote event.
The statue of Mr. Jobs was commissioned by Graphisoft founder Gabor Bojar and was designed and sculpted by artist Erno Toth. The piece of art is on display in Graphisoft Park in the heart of a technology business district. Along with Graphisoft, other businesses surrounding the park include a local offices for Apple, Microsoft, Canon, and more.
Mr. Jobs so impressed with ArchiCAD when he first saw a demonstration in 1984 that he used Apple to help support and distribute the application. “Apple’s support included cash and computers at a time when Graphisoft was a small company with limited resources, working within the economic and political confines of what was, at the time, communist Hungary,” said Mr. Bojar.
Mr. Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011, following a prolonged health battle related to pancreatic cancer. He was 56 years old.
Following his death, Apple stated, “Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor.”