Residents can finally catch a glimpse of the highly anticipated public art project called Event Horizon by Antony Gormley after over a year's delay as the first of 31 sculptures were mounted on some of the city's most iconic buildings. Five life-size "Naked Man" sculptures were mounted on the rooftops of City Hall lower block, Hip Shing Hong Centre, New World Tower II, St. George's Building and the Queensway Government Offices. The sculptures installed yesterday were made of fibreglass, each weighing 30kg. READ MORE: Anthony Gormley's sculptures to pay Hong Kong a visit Seen from afar, the sculpture depicting the image of a naked man standing on the edge of a rooftop could be mistaken for a suicidal individual, which was why the public art project was put on hold for more than a year. Last year, Hongkong Land reportedly withdrew sponsorship after J.P. Morgan objected after one of the US investment bank's Hong Kong employees plunged to his death from a Hongkong Land building in Central. But the privately funded public art project brought by the British Council finally landed in Hong Kong, courtesy of an unspecified amount of private sector sponsorship. The project consists of 31 sculptures, 27 made of fibreglass, to be mounted on rooftops, and four, made of cast iron and each weighing 630kg, to be set up at ground level. A spokesman for the project said organisers were looking into installing five sculptures per day across Central and Western district until November 17. Event Horizon will be officially launched on November 19 at Statue Square in Central. The installations will remain in place until May 18. Although Gormley will only make a short visit to Hong Kong, the spokesman said the artist had been working with the installation team remotely. Born in 1950, Gormley is a world famous artist who was the winner of the Turner Prize in 1994. He was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in 1997 and a knight in last year's New Year's Honours list. M+, the West Kowloon visual arts museum in the making, acquired Gormley's 2003 work Asian Field after receiving a US$1 million donation. The installation consists of 210,000 hand-sized clay sculptures. The artist will give a talk at the University of Hong Kong on Monday. A series of educational programmes will also start on Monday, including lectures, seminars, workshops and guided tours. Event Horizon was first mounted in London in 2007. It travelled to New York City in 2010 and San Paulo in Brazil in 2012.