World's largest sandcastle fails to win Guinness World record title for accidentally breaking a rule

The sandcastle 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) Artists were disappointed that their hard work of building a huge sandcastle, was not recognized.

Officials at the Guinness Book of World Records, announced that the world’s largest sandcastle will not get approved for the record due to the artists’ failure to follow construction rules.

The group of sand artists in Germany, spent a few weeks on the world’s largest sandcastle, and their results were amazing.

Many people from near and far flocked to the park in Duisburg, to watch tons of sand being turned into an impressive work of art.

Officials at the Guinness Book of World Records said that the sandcastle was over 46 feet tall. It was indeed the largest in the world, but the artists left pieces of wood, used to build the structure, inside the castle and that disqualified it.

The current record for the largest sandcastle was 45 feet and 10 inches tall. It was built by Ted Siebert of the Sand Sculpture Company and a crew of 19 people. They created the masterpiece on behalf of Turkish Airlines in Virginia Key Beach, Florida.