Philadelphia Public Art @philart.net

Size: Big

Pieces that are significantly larger than life (e.g. 10 foot tall people) and/or more than 20 feet in one or more dimensions.

Benjamin Franklin
* Portrait of Benjamin Franklin
* big head
* Originally part of a Franklin Court Motor Lodge sign on the Northeast corner of 22nd and Pennsylvania/Hamilton. Franklin's head outlived the rest of the sign by over ten years, but not the demolition of the building in June, 2008.
* Wall.
* Exhibits: Missing, Unidentified
* See also:
+The Electric Franklin




Demeter and Poseidon
* bas reliefs of Demeter and Poseidon
* big standing people, horses, baskets, fish, food, plants, weapon (trident), crown
* Wall. North side of Spring Garden, West of 18th.
* 39.963540,-75.168850 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Demeter page
+wikipedia.org's Poseidon page




Labyrinth
* big labyrinth
* Southwest from School House Lane and Henry Ave..
* 40.017900,-75.193400 [map]
* On the Philadelphia University Campus tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified




Saint Joseph's University Hawks
* big hawks, Saint Joseph's University shield
* Parking lot entrance posts. Saint Joseph's University. Southwest corner, 54th and City Line.
* 39.996650,-75.235800 [map]
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+Saint Joseph's University




Unidentified Stack of Books With People
* big books, two people, one standing, one sitting
* The only thing resembling a signature is a carved ML with the L coming out the bottom of the right vertical of the M.
* Philadelphia University Campus, Northeast of Henry Ave. and School House Lane.
* 40.022550,-75.192750 [map]
* On the Philadelphia University Campus tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified




Pegasus
Vincenz Bildhauer Pilz, 1863
* Two separate statues of Pegasus with Calliope and Erato
* big horses, standing people, scroll
* In front of Memorial Hall. Avenue of the Republic.
* 39.978935,-75.209500 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece (Calliope)
+Max Buten's picture of this piece (Erato)
+wikipedia.org's Calliope page
+wikipedia.org's Erato page




Abraham Lincoln
Randolph Rogers, 1871
* Statue of Abraham Lincoln
* big seated person, chair, quill, book, eagles, federal and city seals
* Moved in January 2002 from the middle of Kelly Drive to the North side.
* inscription:
front:
To Abraham Lincoln from a grateful people
left:
With malice towards none, with charity towards all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us finish the work we are in
back:
Let us here highly resolve that the government of the people. by the people, and for the people shall not perish from this earth
right:
I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within the states in rebellion are and hence forth shall be free
* Kelly Drive and Sedgely Drive.
* 39.969550,-75.184500 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Randolph Rogers page
+wikipedia.org's Abraham Lincoln page




Catholic Total Abstinence Union Fountain
Herman Kirn, 1876
* Five statues, six carved portraits and quotes of and from John Barry, Charles Carroll, John Carroll, Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, Lewis Gass, Comte de Grasse, Sam Houston, Tadeusz Kosciuszko, Marquis de Lafayette, Theobald Mathew, George Gordon Meade, Moses, Orono, Casimir Pulaski, William H. Seward and Robert Walsh
* big and small standing people, heads, tablet, rocks lion heads
* There is a blank portrait oval labeled Moylan on the West side.
* inscription:
John Barry
First Commodore of the United States Navy
Born in 1745 in Wexford Co. Ireland
Died September 13, 1803 at Philadelphia
During the Revolutionary War he distinguished himself greatly. He filled the various commands entrusted to him with skill and gallantry. When unable to fight on the ocean he obtained command of a company of volunteers and fought against the enemy on land. Among his exploits was the capture upon May 28, 1781 of two English vessels, the Atalanta and Trespasa, after a hotly contested action with his own ship the Alliance. In January 1776 he commanded the brig Lexington, the first regular cruiser that got to sea under the authority of the Continental Congress and the vessel that first carried the American flag upon the ocean.
Charles Carroll
of Carrollton
Signer of the Declaration Independence
Born September 20, 1737 at Annapolis, Maryland
Died November 14, 1832 at Baltimore, Maryland
To obtain religious as well as civil liberty I entered zealously into the revolution. God grant that this religious liberty may be preserved in these states to the end of time.
-Charles Carroll
Your soldiers will be masters of the spot only on which they encamp. They will find naught but enemies before and around them. If we are beaten on the plains, we will retreat to our mountains. and defy them.
We have made up our minds to abide the issue of the approaching struggle and though much blood may be spilt we have no doubt of our ultimate success.

-Charles Carroll
Rev. John Carroll
A commissioner of the Continental Congress
Born Jan. 8, 1735 at Upper Marlboro, Md.
Died Dec. 3 1815 at Baltimore, Md
The Archbishop's patriotism was as decided as his piety. He loved Republicanism. He had joined with heart and judgement in the Revolution and retained without abatement of confidence or favor the cardinal sympathies upon which he then acted.
-Address of Robert Walsh
May these United States flourish in pure and undefiled religion, in morality, peace, union, and liberty, and the enjoyment of their excellent Constitution, so long as respect, honor and veneration shall gather around the name of Washington. That is whilst there shall be any surviving record of human events.
-John Carroll
Father Mathew
The Apostle of Temperance
Born Oct. 10, 1790 in Tipperary Co. Ireland
Died Dec. 8, 1856 in Cork Co. Ireland
How Congress Honored Him
Upon December 19th 1849
Rev. Theobald Matthew was by a special resolution invited to a privileged seat upon the floor of the House of Representatives.
Upon December 20th 1849
The Senate Accorded to him a similar privilege - an honor which previous to that time had been conferred on Lafayette only.
That resolution is an homage to humanity, to philanthropy, to virtue
-Henry Clay
This illustrious benefactor of the human race and our own country
-Wm. H. Seward
He comes among us on a mission of benevolence - it is a noble mission and well he is fulfilling it.
-Lewis Gass
He comes here upon a great mission which commands the admiration and sympathy of all men.
-Stephen A. Douglas
There is love, purity and fidelity inscribed upon the banner that he bears.
-Sam Houston
* Avenue of the Republic and States Street.
* 39.982400,-75.219650 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+Pictures of this piece from the Philadelphia Archdiocese Historical Research Center
+National Gallery of Art page for this piece
+ushistory.org's Commodore Barry page
+ushistory.org's Charles Carroll page
+wikipedia.org's John Carroll page
+wikipedia.org's Henry Clay page
+wikipedia.org's Stephen A. Douglas page
+wikipedia.org's Comte de Grasse page
+wikipedia.org's Sam Houston page
+wikipedia.org's Tadeusz Kosciuszko page
+wikipedia.org's Marquis de Lafayette page
+wikipedia.org's Theobald Mathew page
+wikipedia.org's George Meade page
+history of the Penobscot Indians
+wikipedia.org's Casimir Pulaski page
+wikipedia.org's William H. Seward page
+wikipedia.org's Robert Walsh page




Religious Liberty
Moses Jacob Ezekiel, 1876
* big standing people, liberty cap, eagle, serpent, flame, the Constitution
* Was half a block North on 5th. Moved late 2010. The first two pictures are from the current location. The rest are from the previous location.
* inscription:
Plinth:
Dedicated to the people of the United States by the order B'nai B'rith and Israelites of America in commemoration of the centennial anniversary of American Independence.
Plaque:
Commissioned by B'nai B'rith for the United States Centenial, "Religious Liberty" was dedicated in Fairmount Park on Thanksgiving Day in 1876.
Carved in Rome from a single block of carrara marble, the statue was executed by Sir Moses Ezekiel, an American Jewish sculptor.
The monument was rededicated by B'nai B'rith International for this nation's Bicentennial in 1976.
The allegorical group represents liberty protecting religious freedom. The female figure wears the liberty cap bordered by thirteen stars for each of the original American colonies. In her left hand, she holds the constitution of the United States the legal document by which freedom is guaranteed to all citizens.
Religion is personified by a youth standing beside the figure of Liberty, whose outstretched arm extends over him protectively. His right hand reaches toward her, while in his left, he holds the inextinguishable flame of faith.
At the base of the group is an American eagle crushing a serpent in its talons, signifying the triumph of American democracy over the tyranny of intolerance and oppression.
The monument was relocated to Independence Mall and rededicated on May 4, 1986 in an historic joint venture between B'nai B'rith International and the National Museum of American Jewish History.
From this site, the statue proclaims in harmony with the Liberty Bell only steps away, a resounding message of religious liberty for all peoples.
* In front of the National Museum of American Jewish History. Southeast corner, 5th and Market.
* 39.950350,-75.148825 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Moved
* See also:
+Max Buten's first picture of this piece
+Max Buten's second picture of this piece
+Max Buten's third picture of this piece
+jewishvirtuallibrary.org's Moses Jacob Ezekiel page
+National Museum of American Jewish History




Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Monument
John Massey Rhind, James H. Windrim, 1883
* big standing person wearing a hat, weapons, eagles, horses, olive branches, United States, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia seals
* The eagles and plaques are by John Massey Rhind. The soldier is variously attributed to John Lachmier or Lachmer.
* The soldier is identical to the one on the West Park Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Monument
* inscription:
They never fail who die in a great cause.
-Byron
1861 Germantown's tribute to her heroic dead 1883
United States of America
Liberty and Union
now and forever, one and inseperable
-Webster
Pennsylvania
The Keystone State
liberty without obedience is confusion and obedience without liberty is slavery.
Philadelphia
The City of Brotherly Love
On Earth peace Good will toward men
-Luke
* Market Square. Germantown between Shoolhouse and Church.
* 40.034325,-75.172300 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Exhibits: Religious, War
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's John Massey Rhind page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's James H. Windrim page
+ushistory.org's Market Square page




Native Americans, Swedish Settlers and Eagles
Alexander Milne Calder, 1894
* big people standing, sitting, eagles
* Part of the whole building's art. Around the tower of City Hall. Broad and Market.
* 39.952750,-75.163350 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:
+undated picture of part of this piece in the studio from phillyhistory.org
+another picture of part of this piece in the studio from phillyhistory.org
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Milne Calder page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's City Hall page
+wikipedia.org's City Hall page




William Penn
Alexander Milne Calder, 1894
* Statue of William Penn
* big standing person wearing a hat
* Billy Penn's hat was once higher than all the buildings in the city. The last two pictures are of references to this piece from the murals at 12th and Walnut and 24th and Chestnut.
* There is a much smaller copy in Welcome Park
* Also referenced by The Tableau
* Part of the whole building's art. On top of the tower of City Hall. Broad and Market.
* 39.952750,-75.163350 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org undated picture of the head of this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1893 picture of this piece in the courtyard
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Milne Calder page
+wikipedia.org's William Penn page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's City Hall page
+wikipedia.org's City Hall page




Spirit of Transportation
Karl Bitter, 1895
* big group of people, mostly standing, some sitting, horses, sheep, oxen, wagon and carriage, basket of fruit, model train, model boat, model airship
* inscription:
This panel, the conception and work of Karl Bitter, sculptor, was executed in 1895 and placed in the waiting room of Broad Street Station Philadelphia from which place it was removed to this site in January, 1933. The spirit of transportation is represented in triumphant procession of progress led by a little child carrying a model of an airship, a prophetic vision of a mode of transportation to come.
* Interior. North waiting area 30th Street Station. Northeast corner, 30th and Market Sts..
* 39.955985,-75.182160 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:
+Linda Mann Art Gallery pictures of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Karl Bitter page
+wikipedia.org's 30th Street Station page




Smith Memorial Arch
Herbert Adams, George E. Bissell, Alexander Stirling Calder, Katherine M. Cohen, Moses Jacob Ezekiel, Daniel Chester French, Charles Grafly, Samuel Murray, Edward C. Potter, John Massey Rhind, Bessie O. Potter Vonnoh, John Quincy Adams Ward, James H. Windrim, 1897 - 1912
* Statues and busts of James A. Beaver, S.W. Crawford, Andrew Gregg Curtin, John A. B. Dahlgren, John B. Gest, Winfield Scott Hancock, John Hartranft, George B. McClellan, George Gordon Meade, David Dixon Porter, John Fulton Reynolds, Richard Smith and James H. Windrim
* big arches, standing people, seated people, heads, horses, eagles, globe, weapons, hats
* Despite the name, the memorial is actually not an arch at all, though it does include two arches. Sculptures on the memorial include Herbert Adams' statue of Richard Smith, who funded the memorial, and Samuel Murray's bust of James H. Windrim, who was the artist and architect of the memorial itself. Detail pictures of the individual pieces are in alphabetical order by subject. One of John Massey Rhind's eagles is pictured last. Dahlgren is listed elsewhere as "Dahlgreen."
* Avenue of the Republic at 41st.
* 39.977450,-75.206500 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+ushistory.org's page for this piece
+philadelphiabuilding.org's page for this piece
+wikipedia.org's page for this piece
+wikipedia.org's Herbert Adams page
+wikipedia.org's George E. Bissell page
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Stirling Calder page
+askart.com's Katherine M. Cohen page
+jewishvirtuallibrary.org's Moses Jacob Ezekiel page
+Chesterwood: home of Daniel Chester French
+wikipedia.org's Charles Grafly page
+wikipedia.org's Samuel Murray page
+wikipedia.org's John Massey Rhind page
+wikipedia.org Bessie O. Potter Vonnoh page
+wikipedia.org John Quincy Adams Ward page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's James H. Windrim page
+PA Historical and Museum Commission's James Addams Beaver page
+PA Historical and Museum Commission's Andrew Gregg Curtin page
+biography of John A. B. Dahlgren from civilwarartillery.com
+The W. S. Hancock Society
+Petersburg National Battlefield John Hartranft page
+wikipedia.org's George B. McClellan page
+wikipedia.org's George Meade page
+U.S. Navy's David Dixon Porter page
+National Park Service's David Dixon Porter page
+wikipedia.org's John F. Reynolds page




The Washington Monument
Rudolf Siemering, 1897 (restored 1997)
* Monument to George Washington
* big fountains, groups of people, standing people, sitting and reclining people, alligator, bears, birds, bison and oxen, elk and moose, fish, horses, snake, plants, shells, weapons, drum, net, hats, Pennsylvania State Seal
* West end of Eakins Oval. Parkway at 24th.
* 39.964250,-75.179150 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1910 picture of this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+Featured in The Sixth Sense
+wikipedia.org's George Washington page




Tedyuscung
John Massey Rhind, 1902
* Statue of Tedyuscung
* big kneeling person, feathered headgear
* On a trail that starts on the North side of Rex Ave. about 150 feet West of Forbidden Drive. About a 20-30 minute walk from the Highland train station..
* 40.068234,-75.220326 [map]
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's John Massey Rhind page




Pastorius Monument
Albert Jaegers, 1917
* Monument to Franz Daniel Pastorius
* big seated person, chair, hint of a boat, groups of people standing, plants, lamp
* Northeast corner Vernon Park. Germantown above Chelten.
* 40.036900,-75.176150 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1921 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Franz (Francis) Daniel Pastorius page
+ushistory.org's Vernon Park tour page




Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy World War I Memorial
1918 (based on inscription)
* big cross
* inscription:
In loving memory of the men
of Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy
Who died in the World War
France, 1918
They challenge us to hold more precious than mortal life
Ideals of Honour, Justice, and Righteousness.
They counted not their lives dear unto themselves
* Germantown Ave. and Mermaid Lane.
* 40.067750,-75.197150 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Exhibits: War




Civil War Sailors Memorial
Hermon Atkins MacNeil, 1921
* big stele, angel, group of people, standing, lying and kneeling, suggestion of a ship, hats, weapons, anchor, seahorses, eagles
* inscription:
front top: In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free.
front bottom: All who have labored today in behalf of the Union have wrought for the best interests of the country and the world not only for the present but for all future ages.
back: Port Royal, Port Hatteras, Port Henry, Hampton Roads, New Orleans, Memphis, Port Hudson, Charleston, Mobile Bay, Drury's Bluff, Cherbourg, Fort Fisher, 1961-1865.
* South side of the Parkway, West of 20th.
* 39.959420,-75.172960 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+another phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Hermon Atkins MacNeil page




Civil War Soldiers Memorial
Hermon Atkins MacNeil, 1921
* big stele, group of people, standing people, angel, hats, weapons, flag, eagle, horse
* The last picture is of the reference to this piece from the mural at 12th and Walnut
* inscription:
front top: One country, one Constitution, one destiny.
front bottom: Each for himself gathered up the cherished purposes of life, its aims and ambitions, its dearest affections, and flung all with life itself into the scale of battle.
back: Donaldson, The Peninsula, Antietem, Murfreesborg, Chancelorsville, Gettysburg, Chickanagua, Chattanooga, Petersburg, Atlanta, Appomatox, 1861-1865
* North side of the Parkway, West of 20th.
* 39.959650,-75.172650 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+another phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Hermon Atkins MacNeil page




Swann Memorial Fountain
Alexander Stirling Calder, 1924
* Memorial to Dr. Wilson Cary Swann
* big reclining people, swans, frogs, turtles, fountain
* Consists of three large pieces representing the Delaware, the Schuylkill and the Wissahickon, plus frogs and turtles. The fountain is on during the summer and is visible from both ends of the Parkway.
* Center of the circle. Logan Square. 19th and the Parkway.
* 39.957900,-75.170600 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+Joey Blue's picture of one of the turtles.
+wikipedia.org's page for this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1931 picture of this piece
+Max Buten's picture of one of the turtles
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Stirling Calder page
+wikipedia.org's Logan Circle page




Fidelity Mutual Building
Lee Lawrie, 1926 - 1927
* Building renamed in honor of Raymond G. Perelman and Ruth Perelman
* big and small people standing sitting, furniture, weapons, kite, ships, tools and machines, dogs, horses, alligators, elephants, owls, squirrels, buildings, trains, plants, symbols and words
* Originally an insurance building. Donated to the Art Museum by the Perelmans. The pictures here are only a representative sampling of the art.
* inscription:
Pennsylvania side:
In the honor and perpetuity of the family is founded the state. In the nobler life of the household is the nobler life of mankind.
26th side:
He labors best who loves best : the finest work of a man's life is to open the doors of opportunity to those who depend on him.
* The whole building. Perelman Annex. Northwest corner of Fairmount and Pennsylvania.
* 39.967490,-75.179490 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+Museum press release about the donation
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building
+Max Buten's picture of one of the reliefs
+Another Max Buten picture of one of the reliefs
+wikipedia.org's Lee Lawrie page




Great Seals of Cities and States
Paul Philippe Cret, Leon Hermant, 1926
* big Seals of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, standing people, arm, scales and plow, ship, basket, fruit, scroll, horses, eagle
* The Philadelphia and Pennsylvania seals are in Philadelphia. The Camden and New Jersey seals (not pictured) are in Camden.
* Bridge anchorages. Ben Franklin Bridge. West of Columbus on Race and South of Vine on Water.
* 39.954225,-75.140300 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* See also:
+The Paul Philippe Cret Collection at upenn.edu
+wikipedia.org's Leon Hermant page
+wikipedia.org's Benjamin Franklin Bridge page




Central Library Pediments
John Donnelly Company, 1927
* big groups of people, some standing, some sitting, sphinx, pyramid, urn, plant, chair, globe, stylus, scroll, tablet and books, typewriter and printing press
* Pediments. Central Library. North side of Vine between 19th and 20th.
* 39.959300,-75.171100 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+Central branch of the Free Library




First National Bank Building
1928 (original building date)
* big and small birds, seated people, dog head, lion head, snakes, zodiac signs
* Zodiac signs and dog's head are behind the 15th street entrance awning.
* Whole Building. Southwest corner, 15th and Walnut.
* 39.949500,-75.166040 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* Exhibits: Gargoyles, Unidentified
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building




N.W. Ayer Building
J. Wallace Kelly, Raphael Sabatini, 1929
* big and small standing people, seated people, partial people, groups of people, furniture, sun, swords, books, publishing equipment, implications of building interiors, zodiac signs, ram, crab, centaur
* There are two large figures on each of the four corners of the building that are best seen from a block away.
* Doors and upper walls. 210 West Washington Square (West side of 7th, South of Walnut).
* 39.947250,-75.153400 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour
* See also:
+michenermuseum.org's J. Wallace Kelly Page




Girard Trust Building
1931
* relief busts of Stephen Girard
* big head, ships, lion head
* inscription: Girard Trust Company, Incorporated 1836
* North and East sides. Ritz Carlton. West side of Broad, North of Chestnut.
* 39.951150,-75.164100 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building
+ushistory.org's Stephen Girard page




John Harrison, Chemist
Lawrence Tenney Stevens, 1932
* Statue of John Harrison
* big standing person
* I'm basing the attribution on the name and date at the bottom of the back of the statue's coat. The University listed it as Lynn Jenkins, 1934.
* inscription: 1773-1833
* In a small park South of Smith Walk between 33rd and 34th..
* 39.951150,-75.191685 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+lawrencetenneystevens.com
+biography of John Harrison




Wisdom and Commerce
Alfred Botteiau, 1932
* big sitting people, chairs, standing person, tree, owl, ship mast and sails
* Wall. North side of Chestnut, East of 10th.
* 39.950050,-75.156650 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour




Benjamin Franklin National Memorial
James Earle Fraser, 1938
* Statue of Benjamin Franklin
* big seated person, chair
* Free, but not always open. Check times. The last picture is of a reference from the mural at 24th and Chestnut.
* Interior. Franklin Institute. West side of 20th, South of the Parkway.
* 39.958200,-75.173000 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+official page for this piece
+wikipedia.org's James Earle Fraser page
+The Electric Franklin
+The Franklin Institute Science Museum




Family Unity
Giuseppe Donato, 1940
* big group of people sitting, dog, dove, books, plants, symbols of justice, law, and peace
* East pediment. Family Court. North side of Vine West of 18th.
* 39.959050,-75.169125 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+Family Court




Justice and Law
Donald De Lue, 1940
* big seated people, eagles
* North and South walls. 9th Street Post Office. Southwest corner of 9th and Market and the Northwest corner of 9th and Chestnut.
* 39.949950,-75.155900 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour
* See also:
+sculptor.org's Donald De Lue page
+wikipedia.org's Donald De Lue page




Juvenile Protection
Louis Milione, 1940
* big group of people, some standing, some sitting, plants, symbols of justice, law and peace
* West pediment. Family Court. North side of Vine East of 19th..
* 39.959150,-75.169950 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+Family Court




Giant Frog
Cornelia Van Auken Chapin, 1941
* big frog on a rock
* Between the Northeast entrance and the center of Rittenhouse Square. Southwest from 18th and Walnut.
* 39.949600,-75.171675 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+askart.com's Cornelia Van Auken Chapin page
+wikipedia.org's Rittenhouse Square page




PTC Trolley No. 2733
St. Louis Car Company, 1947
* big actual trolley
* Accessible from the concourse when the building is open, visible through the glass when it isn't.
* Interior. Concourse level. 1234 Market. South side of Market between 12th and 13th.
* 39.951850,-75.160850 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+youtube video walk around of this piece
+wikipedia.org's PCC streatcar page
+wikipedia.org's St. Louis Car Company page




The Spirit of Enterprise
Jacques Lipchitz, 1950 - 1960
* Quote from Theodore Roosevelt
* big eagle, snake, person leaning forward
* inscription: Our nation glorious in youth and strength looks into the future with fearless and eager eyes as vigorous as a young man to run a race. -Theodore Roosevelt
* Central Terrace Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial. Kelly Drive, past Boat House Row.
* 39.973600,-75.190875 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Jacque Lipchitz page
+wikipedia.org's Theodore Roosevelt page
+ushistory.org's Samuel Memorial tour page




Pennsylvania Railroad World War II Memorial
Walker Hancock, 1952
* big vertical people (one winged)
* inscription:
front:
In memory of the men and women of the Pennsylvania Railroad who laid down their lives for our country 1941-1945.
back:
That all travelers here may remember those of the Pennsylvania Railroad who did not return from the Second World War.
* Main lobby. 30th Street Station. North side of Market between 29th and 30th.
* 39.955635,-75.181575 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* Exhibits: Religious, War
* See also:
+Prominently displayed in the movie Witness
+wikipedia.org's Walker Hancock page
+wikipedia.org's 30th Street Station page




Social Consciousness
Jacob Epstein, 1954
* Quote from Walt Whitman
* big people, some standing, some not
* inscription:
A grand sane towering seated mother
Chair'd in the adamant of Time.

-Walt Whitman
* Near the back door of the Art Museum. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive (25th and Kelly Drive to the Spring Garden Bridge).
* 39.966210,-75.181475 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Jacob Epstein page
+wikipedia.org's Walt Whitman page
+Philadelphia Museum of Art




The Great Doctor
Waldemar Raemisch, 1955
* big group of people, standing, sitting
* Formerly on the North side of the Parkway between 19th and 20th. Moved August, 2008. The first two pictures are from the original location. The third and fourth pictures were taken during installation at the new site.
* Collectively known as Spirit of the Juveniles with The Great Mother
* In front of the School of the Future. North side of Parkside at 40th and Girard.
* 39.974775,-75.203800 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* Exhibits: Medical, Moved
* See also:
+blog about this piece being moved
+School of the Future




The Great Mother
Waldemar Raemisch, 1955
* big group of people, standing, sitting, book
* Formerly on the North side of the Parkway bewteen 19th and 20th. Moved August, 2008. The first two pictures are from the original location. The third and fourth pictures were taken during installation at the new site.
* Collectively known as Spirit of the Juveniles with The Great Doctor
* In front of the School of the Future. North side of Parkside at 40th and Girard.
* 39.974750,-75.203650 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+blog about this piece being moved
+School of the Future




Antillean Couple
Agustin Cardenas, 1957
* big abstract standing people
* Southwest corner 36th and Sansom.
* 39.953850,-75.194780 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: African American
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Agustin Cardenas page




Creese Student Center Mosaic
1962
* big abstract mosaic
* Was on the South side of Chestnut, just West of 32nd. The Creese Student Center was expanded in to a much larger complex which opened in 2014.
* Lower East wall. Creese Student Center, Drexel University.
* 39.953450,-75.187950 [map]
* Exhibits: Missing
* See also:
+Drexel University




Bell Tower
Nolen Swinburne and Associates, 1965
* big tower, bells
* Berks Mall between 12th and 13th.
* 39.981300,-75.154350 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour
* See also:
+Bell Tower Webcam
+Nolen-Swinburne page from philadelphiabuildings.org




Milkweed Pod
Clark B. Fitz-Gerald, 1965
* big plant fountain
* Courtyard. Behind the Rohm and Haas building, West side of 6th street between Chestnut and Market (go up the steps and through the underpass).
* 39.950300,-75.151400 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+Clark Fitz-Gerald gallery from sfitzgeraldfineart.com




City Seal
Dexter Jones, 1966
* big seal of the city, standing people, ship, plow, scroll, food
* Entrance. Municipal Services Building. North side of JFK between Broad and 15th.
* 39.953900,-75.164420 [map]
* On the City Hall tour




Free Interpretation of Plant Forms
Harry Bertoia, 1967
* big plant, fountain
* Formerly on Civic Center Boulevard (34th Street South of Spruce). Removed when the entire complex was torn down in 2000. Installed at the Woodmere in 2016 without the fountain. The picture is from the original location.
* Grounds of Woodmere Art Museum. Corner of Germantown Avenue and Bells Mill Road.
* 40.082985,-75.220250 [map]
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+Inquirer article about this piece
+wikipedia.org's Harry Bertoia page
+Woodmere Art Museum




Benjamin Franklin in Fireman's Hat
Dexter Jones, 1968
* Head of Benjamin Franklin
* big head, hat
* Wall. North side of Arch, East of 4th.
* 39.952425,-75.146450 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+The Electric Franklin




Russell Conwell
Boris Blai, 1968
* Bust of Russell Conwell
* big head
* Conwell and his wife, Sarah S. Conwell, are buried behind the sculpture
* inscription: Russell H. Conwell, Founder of Temple University, 1843-1925
* Conwell's burial site. Founder's Garden. East side of Liacouras Walk, just South of Berks Mall.
* 39.981350,-75.155700 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour
* See also:
+findagrave.com entry for this piece
+Temple University Libraries: Boris Blai Personal Papers
+wikipedia.org's Russell Conwell page




Two Athletes
Joe Brown, 1969
* big vertical people
* Was on the West side of Broad, just North of Montgomery. The building it was in front of has been expanded and now covers the space where it was
* 39.980800,-75.157650 [map]
* Exhibits: Athletic, Missing
* See also:
+wikipedia.org Joe Brown page




Butterfly
Harold Kimmelman, 1970
* big abstract butterfly
* South side of Delancey West of 2nd.
* 39.943625,-75.145700 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* See also:
+hksculpt.com
+Harold Kimmelman @ philasculptors.org




Giant Three-Way Plug, Scale A
Claes Oldenburg, 1970 (installed 2010)
* big electric plug
* In the Anne d'Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive (25th and Kelly Drive to the Spring Garden Bridge).
* 39.966950,-75.181950 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* See also:
+oldenburgvanbruggen.com




Mitosis
Clark B. Fitz-Gerald, 1970 (approximate)
* big plant
* picture of the artist with the piece provided by and copyright Stephen Fitz-Gerald
* Northwest Corner 78th and Lindbergh.
* 39.903800,-75.243600 [map]
* On the Southwest Philly tour
* See also:
+Clark Fitz-Gerald gallery from sfitzgeraldfineart.com




Cross
Joseph C. Bailey, 1973
* Symbol of Jesus
* big cross
* Outside Bright Hope Baptist Church. Southeast corner, 12th and Cecil B. Moore.
* 39.977875,-75.154060 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour
* Exhibits: Religious




Giraffe
Harold Kimmelman, 1973
* big giraffe
* North side of Dunks Ferry Rd., West of Lester.
* 40.102750,-74.969450 [map]
* See also:
+hksculpt.com
+Harold Kimmelman @ philasculptors.org




Kopernik
Dudley Talcott, 1973
* Memorial to Nicolaus Copernicus
* big abstract representation of Earth's relationship to the sun
* Between the Parkway and Race, East of 18th.
* 39.956800,-75.168525 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Dudley Talcott page
+wikipedia.org's Nicolaus Copernicus page




Milord La Chamere
Jean Dubuffet, 1973
* big standing person
* High up in a niche on the wall. South side of Market Street between 15th and 16th, facing Northwest.
* 39.952560,-75.166200 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Jean Dubuffet page




Water
Robinson Fredenthal, 1973
* big abstract water
* Usually open, visible through the window when not
* In the lobby. 1234 Market. South side of Market, East of 13th.
* 39.951800,-75.160700 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+robinfredenthal.com




Covenant
Alexander Liberman, 1974
* big abstract arch
* Spanning Locust Walk at 36th Street.
* 39.952700,-75.200600 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+Art at Penn page for this piece
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Liberman page
+thom.org's Alexander Liberman page




Phoenix Tree
Christopher T. Ray, 1975
* big abstract tree, partial person, bird
* In the traffic circle of the Presbyterian Medical Center. North and East of 39th and Filbert.
* 39.958550,-75.199000 [map]
* On the Powelton tour
* See also:
+chrisray.com
+Presbyterian Medical Center




Batter
Joe Brown, 1976
* big standing person wearing a helmet, baseball bat
* Originally on the walkway around Veterans Stadium until it was torn down in 2004. The last picture is from the original location. The inscription on the attached plaque is related to the history of the original location and not to the subject of the sculpture.
* inscription: Veterans Stadium hosted many concerts including Bruce Springsteen, Genesis, Madonna, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, The Who, Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, U-2, Billy Joel, Elton John, Dave Matthews and N'Sync. Other events included religious conventions, pro wrestling, Hero Scholarship Thrill Show, truck/tractor pull and closed circuit championship boxing.
* North side of the parking lot North of Pattison and East of Broad.
* 39.907350,-75.169800 [map]
* On the South Broad tour
* Exhibits: Athletic, Moved
* See also:
+wikipedia.org Joe Brown page




Clothespin
Claes Oldenburg, 1976
* big clothespin, abstract standing people
* The sculpture is an elongated version of Brancusi's Kiss.
* Top of the concourse stairs. North side of Market at 15th.
* 39.952400,-75.16570 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+Travis Truman's picture of this piece
+oldenburgvanbruggen.com




Dream of Sky
Timothy Duffield, 1976
* big abstract elephant
* South side of Market at the 37th Street Walkway.
* 39.956265,-75.196200 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+timothyduffield.com




Face Fragment
Arlene Love, 1976
* big face fragment
* In front of the Monell Chemical Sciences Center. South side of Market between 34th and 36th (35th Street doesn't intersect Market).
* 39.955900,-75.193150 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:
+artist's picture of this piece
+arlenelove.com




Ghost Structures
Venturi, Scott Brown (and Rauch), 1976
* Representation of houses belonging to Benjamin Franklin
* big buildings
* At the time this piece was built the firm was named Venturi and Rauch.
* Franklin Court. Between 3nd and 4th, Market and Chestnut, entrances on Market and Chestnut.
* 39.949650,-75.146525 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* See also:
+picture of this piece from about.com
+venturiscottbrown.org
+The Electric Franklin
+ushistory.org's Franklin Court tour page




Government of the People
Jacques Lipchitz, 1976
* big group of people, kneeling and crushed
* inscription:
Symbolizing family life
"the wellspring of society,
the hope of the future"
and
the concept of government being of, by, and for the people,
this sculpture is dedicated
to the people of Philadelphia
* Plaza. Municipal Services Building. Northwest corner, Broad and JFK.
* 39.953750,-75.163975 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Jacque Lipchitz page




Orball
Ken Clark, 1976
* big abstract ball
* Disston Park. Southeast side of Keystone St., just Northeast of Levick St., near the top of the slight hill with the tennis courts.
* 40.018850,-75.049050 [map]
* On the Lower Northeast tour




Play at Second Base
Joe Brown, 1976
* big two people, one standing, one sliding, baseball glove, hats
* Originally on the walkway around Veterans Stadium until it was torn down in 2004. The last picture is from the original location.
* inscription:
The Phillies played at Veterans Stadium, 1971-2003. They reached the post-season seven times and won three National League Pennants (1980, 1983, 1993). The Phillies' greatest moment was winning the World Series over the Kansas City Royals, October 21, 1980, before 65,838 delirious fans at the Vet. Twice, the Phillies hosted the All-Star Game, 1976 and 1996, with the National League winning both games.
Following the last out of the 2003 season, the Phillies closed Veterans Stadium with an emotional Closing Ceremony that featured a parade of alumni and the 2003 team. Tug McGraw, who got the final out in the 1980 World Series win, threw the simulated last pitch. The date was September 28, 11,859 days after the first game, April 10, 1971.
Hundreds of youth from the area played at Veterans Stadium through numerous baseball programs, including the Carpenter Cup for high school players, Liberty Bell Classic and Bill Giles Cup for colleges and Philadelphia Recreation Department Games. The Home Run Derby championships were held there annually.
* North side of Pattison East of Broad.
* 39.905200,-75.170300 [map]
* On the South Broad tour
* Exhibits: Athletic, Moved
* See also:
+wikipedia.org Joe Brown page




Punter
Joe Brown, 1976
* big standing person wearing a helmet
* Originally on the walkway around Veterans Stadium until it was torn down in 2004. The last picture is from the original location.
* inscription: The Philadelphia Catholic League football playoffs were held at the Vet during the 1970s and 1980s. South Philadelphia High School played a football game there in 1983. Soccer, including two pro soccer teams, the Fury and the Atoms, plus a World Soccer Exhibition in 1991, took place at the stadium.
* North side of the parking lot North of Pattison and East of Broad.
* 39.907575,-75.171500 [map]
* On the South Broad tour
* Exhibits: Athletic, Moved
* See also:
+wikipedia.org Joe Brown page




Saint Nicholas Church
1976
* Mosaic and cross of Jesus
* big person from the waist up, kneeling angels, symbols
* Entrance and steeple. South side of Poplar, West of 24th.
* 39.972075,-75.176360 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* Exhibits: Religious




Striding Man
Bernard Brenner, James Fuhrman, 1976
* big abstract standing person
* In the parking lot of Penrose Plaza. West side of Island, South of Lindbergh.
* 39.902700,-75.241025 [map]
* On the Southwest Philly tour
* See also:
+Bernard Brenner exhibit at chrisray.com
+jfuhrman.com
+Penrose Plaza




Tackle
Joe Brown, 1976
* big people standing, football, helmets
* Originally on the walkway around Veterans Stadium until it was torn down in 2004. The last picture is from the original location.
* inscription:
Veterans Stadium was home to the Eagles from 1971 through two playoff games in January 2003. Biggest of their 11 playoff games at the Vet was a 20-7 win over the bitter rival Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Championship game before 70,696 roaring fans, January 11, 1981.
The Vet was home to another pro football team, the Philadelphia Stars, of the United States Football League. The Stars played there during the 1983 and 1984 USFL seasons. Included was one playoff game in their initial season.
Seventeen times the Army/Navy college football classic was played at the Vet. The stadium was home to Temple University football, 1974-2002. Among other college teams that made their appearances at the Vet were Notre Dame, Penn State, BYU, Villanova, Florida A&M, Howard University and Delaware State.
* North side of Pattison, East of Broad.
* 39.905440,-75.172125 [map]
* On the South Broad tour
* Exhibits: Athletic, Moved
* See also:
+wikipedia.org Joe Brown page




The Seed
Christopher T. Ray, 1976
* big seed
* inscription:
Source: Deuteronomy 8:7-8:11
"...for the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land..."
The Seed symbolizes the generation of creative life in America, the Good Land which has made us welcome. In its roots exist the reminder of our origins and traditions. In the leaves are the elements of continuing growth. From the pod and its emerging flowr comes the promise of the future.
* Entrance. Mikveh Israel. East Side of 5th Street, North of Market, along the walkway between 4th and 5th..
* 39.951175,-75.147550 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+chrisray.com
+Mikveh Israel




Burst of Joy
Harold Kimmelman, 1977
* big exploding geometric form
* Plaza/Courtyard. Gallery at Market East. West side of 9th Street, just North of Market.
* 39.951650,-75.155250 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+Artist's page for this piece
+hksculpt.com
+Harold Kimmelman @ philasculptors.org




Quadrature #1
Robert Engman, 1977
* big abstract forms
* The last picture was taken before the outdoor cafe seating was added around the base.
* Courtyard. Between Spruce and Hamilton Walk, East of 36th.
* 39.950150,-75.194900 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Robert Engman page




Ritz Screen
William P. Delaney, 1978
* big abstract form
* East wall. Ritz 5. West side of Dock, South of Walnut between 2nd and 3rd.
* 39.946550,-75.145300 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* See also:
+Ritz 5




Turtle
Eric Berg, 1978
* big turtle
* visible through the fence
* North side of Fitzwater, East of 10th.
* 39.941060,-75.158475 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:
+Eric Berg Studios




White Water
Robinson Fredenthal, 1978
* big geometric forms
* East Side of 5th Street, North of Market, along the walkway between 4th and 5th.
* 39.950975,-75.147925 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+Max Buten's first picture of this piece
+Max Buten's second picture of this piece
+Max Buten's third picture of this piece
+robinfredenthal.com




Cubus Assemblage
Theodore Miller, 1979
* big cubic forms
* On the wall. South side of Spring Garden, West of 5th.
* 39.961060,-75.147400 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour




General Tadeusz Kosciuszko
Marian Konieczny, 1979
* Statue of Tadeusz Kosciuszko
* big standing person, hat, sword, rolled up paper
* Southwest corner, 18th and the Parkway.
* 39.956800,-75.169350 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+ushistory.org page for this piece
+wikipedia.org's Tadeusz Kosciuszko page




The Wall is a Window
Ken Clark, Richard Committa, Woody Stange, 1979
* big sun
* Also listed as "The Wall As a Window"
* Wall. Rivers Edge Park. Front and Vine.
* 39.955550,-75.140425 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* See also:
+Entry for this piece at 2arts.com
+entry for Rivers Edge Park at waymarking.com




ANH: Acro, Nexus, Habile
Robert David Lasus, 1980
* big abstract linear form
* Eastwick Park. Northwest of 80th and Mars.
* 39.904450,-75.251150 [map]
* On the Southwest Philly tour




Bird
Joseph J. Greenberg, Jr., 1980 (date of building)
* big bird
* Entrance. Sheraton Center City. Between 16th and 17th on the North side of the hotel, which is on the Northeast corner of 17th and Race.
* 39.957700,-75.166900 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* See also:
+Sheraton Center City (emporis.com entry)




Wall Reliefs
George Sugarman, 1980 (year of building according to Wills Eye)
* big abstract reliefs
* These are the parts that are left of a piece that originally wrapped around the ground floor of the building.
* Wall. North side of Locust, West of 9th.
* 39.947225,-75.156250 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour
* See also:
+georgesugarman.com




Family
Timothy Duffield, 1981
* big people standing
* Was on the North side of Market St. between 18th and 19th. Permanently removed by the building's new owners some time in 2016, whereabouts unknown, possibly scrapped.
* 39.953450,-75.170950 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Favorites, Missing
* See also:
+broadstreetreview.com's article about the piece disappearing
+timothyduffield.com




Split Button
Claes Oldenburg, 1981
* big button
* Woodland Walk, between 34th and 36th.
* 39.952210,-75.193700 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+Art at Penn page for this piece
+oldenburgvanbruggen.com




Life Savers
Billie Lawless, 1982
* big Lifesavers
* Was at 39th Street between Spruce and Baltimore (39.950750,-75.200900). Moved late 2014. Not clear if this is permanent or temporary. The last picture is from the new location and shows paint loss on the red piece.
* Northeast corner of the Veterinary Hospital. Southwest corner, 38th and Spruce.
* 39.951150,-75.199425 [map]
* On the University City South Medical Complex tour
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania




Welcome Park
Venturi, Scott Brown (and Rauch), 1982
* Tribute to William Penn
* big map, standing person wearing a hat, house
* Welcome Park is laid out on a giant map of the original street plan, with miniature representations of two objects related to William Penn - the City Hall statue and his original slate-roof house. The Park itself sits on the site of the house. Two walls around the park contain a biography of Penn, and his farewell address to the city is on the back of the base of the model of the statue. At the time Welcome Park was built, the firm was named Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown.
* The original City Hall statue: William Penn
* inscription:
house:
This model design was created from available knowledge of the
SLATE ROOF HOUSE
ground:
Of all the many places I have seen in the world, I remember not one better seated: so that it seems to me to have been appointed for a town.
The names of the streets are mostly from the things that grow in the country, as Vine Street, Mulberry Street, Chestnut Street, and the like.
* Plaza. East side of Second Street between Chestnut and Walnut.
* 39.947300,-75.143975 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+ushistory.org page for this piece
+venturiscottbrown.org
+wikipedia.org's William Penn page




Flower (Iris)
Rebecca Rose, 1983
* big concrete flower
* Haddington Community Park. 53rd and Haverford.
* 39.965235,-75.225910 [map]




Iroquois
Mark di Suvero, 1983 (installed 2007)
* big abstract assemblage
* Between the Parkway and Pennsylvania at 24th.
* 39.965050,-75.177800 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+Another Max Buten picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Mark di Suvero page




Paper in Motion
Tony Trezza, 1983
* big paper
* Northwest side of Brewster at 76th.
* 39.902225,-75.232950 [map]
* On the Southwest Philly tour




Stack of Checkers
Charles Fahlen, 1983
* big checkers
* Building entrance overhang. Senior citizen center, West side of Passyunk North of Dickinson.
* 39.931300,-75.162250 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Charles Fahlen page




Barton and Beury Hall Walls
John Botkin, 1984
* big abstract forms
* Walls. Both sides of 13th, North of Berks Mall.
* 39.981450,-75.155100 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour
* See also:
+David Porter Associates Architects' page about this piece




Bolt of Lightning
Isamu Noguchi, 1984
* Representation of an act of Benjamin Franklin
* big kite, lightening, key
* At the foot of the Ben Franklin Bridge. 6th and Vine.
* 39.955450,-75.148750 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+ushistory.org page for this piece
+The Noguchi Museum
+The Electric Franklin
+wikipedia.org's Benjamin Franklin Bridge page




China Gate
Sabrina Soong, 1984
* big arch
* Spanning 10th Street, North of Arch.
* 39.953700,-75.156250 [map]
* On the Convention District tour




Commuter Tunnel Mural
David Beck, Verlin Miller, 1984
* big trees
* The mosaics run two full blocks on both sides of the station.
* Tunnel walls. Jefferson Station. Underground. Between Market and Filbert from 10th to 12th..
* 39.952500,-75.158150 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+picture from flickr.com
+wikipedia.org's Jefferson Station page




Home of Isaiah and Julia Zagar
Isaiah Zagar, 1984
* big abstract mosaic
* Wall. South side of South, East of 9th, at Darien.
* 39.942450,-75.156401 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org




Tuning Fork
Raymond Granville Barger, 1984
* In memory of Laurence Katz
* big tuning fork
* inscription:
In fond remembrence of
LAURENCE KATZ
from his friends of
MANN MUSIC CENTER
1984
* Visible through the South gate of the Mann Music Center. Avenue of the Republic near 52nd and Parkside.
* 39.982775,-75.222750 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+Mann Music Center




Total Environment
Barbara Neijna, 1986
* big abstract arches, spires
* Plaza. East side of 6th, South of Walnut.
* 39.946125,-75.151000 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour
* See also:
+askart.com's Barbara Neijna page
+ a piece by Barbara Neijna in Jacksonville, FL




Vine Street Neighborhood Relief
Michael Borsuk, William Wilson, 1986 - 1991
* big buildings and bridge
* Bridge (676 overpass). Spanning 3rd, 4th, and 5th North of Wood.
* 39.957050,-75.145800 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* See also:
+spanamwar.com's Michael Borsuk memorial page




Synergy
Albert Paley, 1987
* big abstract implied arch
* West side of 18th, South of Spring Garden.
* 39.962500,-75.168100 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* See also:
+albertpaley.com




Indian Land Commemorative
Bob Hazous, 1988 - 1995
* big abstract standing people, birds
* On the traffic island next to Penn Treaty Park. Delaware and Marlborough.
* 39.966800,-75.129400 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* See also:
+Bob Hazous exhibit at the Institute of American Indian Arts
+Bob Hazous interview at thephotographyinstitute.org
+Friends of Penn Treaty Park
+Penn Treaty Park Historical Plaques




Refractive Light Spine
James Carpenter, 1988 - 1989
* big collection of triangles
* Over the entrance. Southwest corner, 36th and Market.
* 39.956050,-75.194800 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:
+James Carpenter Design Associates, Inc.




How to Retain Site Memory While Developing the Landscape
Winifred Lutz, 1990
* big abstract idea, column from the Preston Retreat
* inscription: The Preston Retreat was here once but now it is a circle for arrivals and departures.
* Courtyard Traffic Circle. CityView Condominiums. West side of 20th between Hamilton and Spring Garden.
* 39.962800,-75.171900 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* See also:
+Penn Nursing Preston Retreat page
+Winifred Lutz article from Sculpture magazine




Neons for Buttonwood
Stephen Anotonakos, 1990
* big abstract lines
* The picture was taken from the South side of Logan Square.
* Roof. South side of CityView Condominiums. North side of Hamilton between 20th and 21st. Visible from the Parkway from 18th to 22nd..
* 39.962550,-75.171750 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* See also:
+stephenantonakos.com




Starman in the Ancient Garden
Brower Hatcher, 1990
* big face, architectural elements
* The first two pictures are of the piece in its original configuration. The second two pictures were taken after 2002 when the plaza was leveled and partially converted to a driveway, most of the Ancient Garden elements were removed, and the Starman was moved closer to the Walnut Street sidewalk and surrounded by concrete bumper posts.
* Plaza. Wills Eye Hospital. Southeast corner, 9th and Walnut.
* 39.948150,-75.155550 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour
* Exhibits: Favorites, Moved
* See also:
+Brower Hatcher's midoceanstudio.com
+Wills Eye Hospital




Alder Street Walls
Isaiah Zagar, 1991
* big abstract partial people, words
* Walls. Alder Street South of South (between 10th and 11th).
* 39.942600,-75.159175 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org




Skin of the Bride
Isaiah Zagar, 1991 - 2000
* big abstract, words
* Walls. Painted Bride Art Center. South side of Vine between 2nd and 3rd.
* 39.955725,-75.143950 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org
+Painted Bride Art Center




Big Ben at Franklin Town
Alexander L. Generalis, Tom Miles, 1992
* Bust of Benjamin Franklin
* big head, eyeglasses, lightning bolts, arch, kite, implied keys
* The eight seat-sized posts each have a letter inscribed on top, spelling out FRANKLIN.
* Bridge over I-676. 17th and Vine.
* 39.958450,-75.167100 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* See also:
+The Electric Franklin




Caring Center Frogs and Tadpoles
Friday Architects/Planners, 1992
* big frogs
* These are separate cutouts, not painted on.
* Walls. Caring Center. Northwest corner, 31st and Spring Garden.
* 39.963450,-75.187600 [map]
* On the Powelton tour
* See also:
+Friday Architects/Planners
+The Caring Center




Columbus Monument
Venturi, Scott Brown (and Rauch), 1992
* Monument to Christopher Columbus
* big abstract obelisk, pennant, biographical text
* At the time this piece was built the firm was named Venturi, Scott Brown
* inscription:
1492-1992
Charismatic Leader, Navigator, Mathematician, Cartographer
Cinquecento Anniversary
Columbus, intrepid navigator, with a sense of the sea unparalleled before or after him. A native son of Genoa, he became through his dedication to a dream, an honored hero of history.
His keen intellect, abiding faith, and undaunted persistence made him a giant among men of this millenium.
* Columbus at Dock Street.
* 39.944650,-75.141500 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* See also:
+venturiscottbrown.org
+wikipedia.org's Christopher Columbus page




Franklin Town Park Connections
Athena Tacha, 1992
* big abstract rocks
* Franklin Town Park. Between 18th and 19th, South of Spring Garden.
* 39.961600,-75.168900 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* See also:
+artist's aerial picture of this piece
+artist's closeup pictures of this piece
+Athena Tacha's home page




cirque, CIRQUE
Judy Pfaff, 1993
* big abstract forms
* Unless you're there for an event, you'll have to look at it through the entrance
* On the ceiling. Ballroom of the Convention Center. Inside Reading Terminal Headhouse, North side of Market between 11th and 12th, at the top of the escalator (top floor).
* 39.952800,-75.159050 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+artist's pictures of this piece
+judypfaffstudio.com
+Pennsylvania Convention Center




Philadelphia Beacons
Ray King, 1994 - 1999
* big abstract towers, light sources
* Broad and Washington.
* 39.937850,-75.166800 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* See also:
+1998 City Paper story
+rayking.nu




Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Isaiah Zagar, 1994 - 2013 (ongoing)
* big abstract partial people, plates, dishes, cups, bottles, bicycle parts, words
* Large portions are visible from the sidewalk. See the website for admission information.
* Courtyard/garden. South side of South between 10th and 11th.
* 39.942825,-75.159400 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org




Clef Club
Les Rosenwinkel, 1995
* big abstract idea
* Wall. Clef Club. North side of Fitzwater, West of Broad.
* 39.941925,-75.166300 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* See also:
+Clef Club of Jazz




Stroll
William King, 1995
* big abstract people strolling
* South Street Footbridge. South between Front and Columbus.
* 39.940850,-75.143150 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's William King page




Tamanend
Raymond Sandoval, 1995
* Statue of Tamanend
* big standing person wearing a hat, eagle, turtle
* inscription:
In honor of the contributions of Native American Indians - the ancestors, the elders, this generation and the generations to come - this sculpture commemorates Tamanend, a Sakima, of the Lenni-Lenape Nation who resided in the Delaware Valley when Philadelphia or "Coaquannok" was established.
Tamanend stands on a turtle, which represents Mother Earth. The eagle, a reverend messenger of Great Spirit, has a wampum belt in its grasp. This belt recognizes the friendship treaty under the Sackomaxen elm between William Penn ("Mikwon"), Tamanend ("The Affable One") and other leaders of the Lenni-Lenape Nation. It reads "to live in peace as long as the waters are in the rivers and creeks and as long as the stars and moon endure."
Penn dealt with the Lenni-Lenape people when he came to the land given him by the King of England. He bought the land from the Lenni-Lenape through a number of treaties. Tamanend was one of the Sakimas who played a prominent role as a welcoming delegate on Penn's arrival in 1682 and in the early treaties of 1683 and 1692.
Tamanend was considered the patron saint of America by the colonists prior to American Independence. Tamanend day was celebrated annually on May 1st in Philadelphia and bells were rung in his honor.
* Front and Market.
* 39.949735,-75.142000 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* Exhibits: Favorites, Religious
* See also:
+Joey Blue's picture of this piece
+raymondsandoval.com




Brushstroke Group
Roy Lichtenstein, 1996
* big abstract forms
* West side of 17th North of Chestnut.
* 39.952050,-75.168900 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+Roy Lichtenstein Foundation




Schell Street Walls
Isaiah Zagar, 1996
* big abstract designs, plants, partial people, hats, tableware, words
* Walls. Both sides of Schell between South and Bainbridge.
* 39.942400,-75.156694 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org




Wilma Theater Sign
Hugh Hardy, 1996
* big name sign
* Front wall. Wilma Theater. East side of Broad, North of Spruce.
* 39.947210,-75.164565 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* See also:
+h3hc.com
+Wilma Theater




Your Move
Daniel Martinez, Renee Petropoulis, Roger White, 1996
* big chess pieces, Monopoly pieces, dominoes, etc.
* Scattered around the plaza. Municipal Services Building. West side of Broad between Arch and JFK.
* 39.953950,-75.164150 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* Exhibits: Favorites




Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility
Isaiah Zagar, 1997
* big abstract sign, ideas
* Wall. West side of 23rd between Fairmount and Aspen.
* 39.967840,-75.175400 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* See also:
+Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org




Gatekeepers
Andrea Zamel, 1998
* big hand, book
* A collaborative project with Penn and University City High School students, it was located on the West side of 36th, North of Market, at the Southwest corner of the High School, which was torn down in 2015
* inscription: Knowledge is Power
* 39.957350,-75.194225 [map]
* Exhibits: Missing, African American
* See also:
+andreazamel.com




Hard Rock Cafe Guitar
1998
* big guitar sign
* Above the entrance. Hard Rock Cafe. Northeast corner, 12th and Market.
* 39.952075,-75.159750 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+hardrock.com/cafes/philadelphia




Sun Ra
Josey Stamm, 2000
* Mosaic including depiction and symbols of Sun Ra
* big partial people, musical instruments, sun and Saturn
* Retaining wall. North end of Vernon Park. East side of Germantown, North of Chelten.
* 40.036240,-75.177025 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Exhibits: African American
* See also:
+NetworkArts description of this piece
+NetworkArts
+wikipedia.org's Sun Ra page
+ushistory.org's Vernon Park tour page




Taller Puertorriqueno Mosaic
Joe Brenman, 2000
* big abstract mosaic
* Wall. Education and Cultural Programs Building Taller Puertorriqueno. Southeast corner 5th and Huntingdon.
* 39.990375,-75.140475 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* See also:
+joebrenman.com
+Taller Puertorriqueno




Metamorphosis
Joshua Sarantitis, 2001
* big butterflies
* The mural is included on this site because of the butterflies, which were cut from metal by men from the Ridge Avenue Shelter
* Wall. Southwest side of Ridge, Southeast of Broad and Fairmount.
* 39.965450,-75.160025 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* See also:
+artist's page for this piece
+hzgstudio.org




Recovering World
Lynn Denton, 2001 - 2002
* big furniture, seated people, headgear, people together, parts of people, sun and stars, globe, abstract shapes, musical instruments, boat, water, buildings, symbols
* An ArtWell project designed and built with help from the recovering addicts at New Jerusalem and local children.
* Partially on the wall. East side of New Jerusalem. Northwest corner, 20th and Norris.
* 39.984550,-75.166725 [map]
* On the Temple Southwest tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Peace and Love
* See also:
+theartwell.org
+lynnbdenton.com
+City Paper article about Lynn Denton
+newjerusalemnow.org




SEPTA Towers
Gordon Heuther, 2001
* big abstract forms
* Roof and interior. Frankford Transportation Center. Northwest side of Frankford at Granite.
* 40.023025,-75.077725 [map]
* On the Lower Northeast tour
* See also:
+SEPTA's page for this piece
+gordonhuether.com
+wikipedia.org's Frankford Transportation Center page




South Street Laundromat Patio
Isaiah Zagar, 2001 - 2004
* big abstract partial people, bottles, bicycle wheels, words
* lower parts are visible through the fence
* Walls. East side of Schell, South of South.
* 39.942350,-75.156660 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org




Zoo Mural
Geronimo Company, Paul Santoleri, Steve Stormer, 2002
* big abstract, giraffe, hippo
* Focusing on the sculptural and mosaic elements.
* Railroad bridge. Outside the Zoo. Both sides of Girard, from 34th West.
* 39.975150,-75.195550 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+geronimosculpture.net
+paulsantoleri.com
+friendsofstevestormer.com
+Philadelphia Zoo




Pay Attention
Bob Rivera, 2003
* big scientific equipment, symbols
* Behind a fence but visible from both Poplar and Franklin. A companion piece, Discovery not yet pictured here, is high on the North wall of the building along 8th Street.
* Southwest corner Franklin and Poplar (Franklin is one block East of 8th).
* 39.967515,-75.150000 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+artist's pictures of this piece
+Bob Rivera's riverstudios.com




We the People
Ian Bader, Henry N. Cobb, 2003 (year of building)
* big preamble to the Constitution, sign
* inscription: We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty for the United States of America. to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution
* Wall. Constitution Center. West side of 5th, North of Arch.
* 39.953275,-75.148700 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+pfcandp.com page for the building
+Ian Bader
+Henry N. Cobb
+Constitution Center




History In Motion
Eric Okdeh, 2004
* big musical instruments, buildings, partial people, plants, groups of people, standing people, sitting people wearing hats, balloon, turtle, tiger, El cars and trolleys
* The extreme horizontal proportion and the level of detail on this piece combined with the slanted sidewalk and number of people hanging around outside make it difficult to capture accurately on camera. The pictures are in order left to right with some overlap on the wider panels. The last picture is a detail to show the level of pixelization provided by the tiles.
* Wall. District Health Center Six. North side of Girard between 3rd and 4th.
* 39.969975,-75.141900 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+ericokdeh.com




Pretzel
Warren C. Holzman, 2004
* big pretzel sign
* South side of Pretzel Park. Silverwood and Cotton.
* 40.025650,-75.221325 [map]
* On the Manayunk tour
* See also:
+artist's picture of this piece
+ironstudioltd.com
+Pretzel Park




The Men Can Pledge
2004 (approximate)
* big pledge
* inscription:
As a man I know the realities of violence against women & children. I have taken a hard look at the facts. Millions of women & children are beaten, raped, sexually harassed & stalked every year. These women & children live in fear of what tomorrow might bring. Today I take a stand to stop the violence because I am the friend, family, & companion of those who have suffered. I have made a commitment to turn my private concern into public action. I promise to treat all women & children with dignity & respect. I will intervene when I see destructive behaviors that can dehumanize & humiliate others. I will defend those who cannot defend themselves by taking action. I will promote a new kind of society where decency & respect require no special day on the calendar, where boys are taught that violence does not equal strength & where men stand with courage, lead with conviction & speak with one voice that says "no more".
* Wall. Southeast corner, 20th and Berks.
* 39.982775,-75.166400 [map]
* On the Temple Southwest tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified




Continental Olive
2005
* big olive sign
* Wall. Northwest corner, 18th and Chestnut.
* 39.951750,-75.170450 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour




Plateau
Andrea Blum, 2005 (or 2006)
* big abstract shelter, benches
* East side of 40th, North of Locust Walk.
* 39.953375,-75.202550 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+artist's page for this piece
+andreablum.com




Butterfly Fence
2006
* big butterflies, misquoted poetry
* Echoes the butterflies from the adjoining Alex's Lemonade Stand Mural shown in the last picture. The actual inscription on the fence is a misquote of a poem attributed elsewhere to Marjorie Wright Miller, with "Grabs" instead of "Garbs" and an extraneous apostrophe in "its".
* inscription: (along Lancaster Ave.)
The smallest flower that breathes but a day Distills its fragrance into sweet perfume Garbs itself with grace in bright array. Exquisite, brief intensity in bloom. Whether the notes of life are short or long, From end to end what matters is the song.
* Fence. Parrish and Lancaster.
* 39.968040,-75.210450 [map]
* Exhibits: Unidentified




Cohocksink: Stand in the place where you live
Dennis Haugh, 2006
* big bird houses, head, bees
* Mural included because of the constructed birdhouses, and the cutout face and bees. Two detail pictures of purely mural elements are also shown.
* Wall. South side of Liberty Lands Park. East side of 3rd, North of Poplar.
* 39.965260,-75.142100 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+dennishaugh.com
+Liberty Lands page at pps.org




Dewey's World
Paul Santoleri, Jennie Shanker, 2006
* big abstract idea, books, hands, machines and tools, plants
* Created with the Mural Arts Program and students from the James R. Ludlow School.
* Walls. Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library Branch. Southwest corner 6th and Girard.
* 39.970200,-75.146675 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+blog entry about this piece from fallonandrosof.com
+paulsantoleri.com
+interview with Jennie Shanker from aft.org
+Jennie Shanker faculty page
+Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library Branch




Lifelines
Barbara Grygutis, 2006
* big abstract plant forms
* lights up at night
* Underground courtyard. Southeast corner, 16th and JFK.
* 39.953500,-75.166450 [map]
* On the JFK North tour
* See also:
+Barbara Grygutis page from sculpture.org




Metamorphosis
Cheryl Levin, Robert Phillips, 2006
* big and small insects, building (Girard College), elephant, food (including a mug of beer), giraffe, gorilla, partial standing person, musical instrument, plants, ship, sun and moon, tiger, tools, train and trolley, water
* The insects are by Phillips, the mosaics are by Levin and Mural Corps youth.
* inscription:
a sculptural and mosaic
public art project
dedicated to the community
and its cycles of change
* Railroad crossing bridge. Girard between 31st and Poplar Drive.
* 39.975050,-75.187225 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* See also:
+artist's picture of the insects
+phillipsmetal.com




Smashing Barriers
Steve Tobin, 2006 (approximate)
* Unlabeled tribute to Arthur Ashe
* big abstract partial tennis ball and racquet
* This complex was originally named the Arthur Ashe Tennis Center.
* Courtyard. Legacy Youth Tennis. South of Ridge at Schoolhouse.
* 40.012660,-75.202720 [map]
* On the Manayunk tour
* Exhibits: Athletic, New, African American
* See also:
+stevetobin.com
+wikipedia.org's Arthur Ashe page
+legacyyte.org




The Class of 1956 Trolley
Gomaco Trolley Company, 2006
* big trolley
* inscription:
The Class of 1956 Trolley is a replica of Peter Witt trolleys that carried generations of commuting students to Penn from all parts of the region and also provided convenient access from campus to cultural and other attractions in Center City, Philadelphia.
With noisy steel wheels and clanging bells, these trolleys created a constant interruption to campus life and were an unforgettable part of the Penn experience. Operated by The Philadelphia Transportation Company (a precursor to SEPTA), Routes 11, 34, and 37 ran through the Penn campus on Woodland Avenue and Locust Street for nearly 65 years. In 1956 they were relocated underground, enabling the University to begin conversion of the campus to a unified and attractive landscape environment. Woodland Avenue and Locust Street became the first pedestrian walkways through the campus.
The Class of 1956 Trolley was fabricated by the Gomaco Trolley Company in October, 2006. The original Peter Witt Trolleys were manufactured by J.G. Brill from 1923-26.
* Entrance. 37th Street Green Line Station. North side of Spruce, East of 37th.
* 39.951125,-75.196900 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+gomacotrolley.com
+wikipedia.org's 37th Street Station page




The Value of Family
Eric Okdeh, 2006
* big plants
* Mural of people with tile and sculptural glass plants
* Wall. South side of Spring Garden, East of 5th.
* 39.961025,-75.146500 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+ericokdeh.com




Acorns and Pinecones
Eric de Jesus, Elizabeth Duby, 2007
* big acorns and pinecones
* Gateposts. The eight entrances of Stephen Girard Park. 21st and Shunk.
* 39.919700,-75.182625 [map]
* See also:
+artists' pictures of this piece
+Pop Art Research.
+easysubculture.com
+parksource.org's Girard Park page




Keys to Community
James Peniston, 2007
* bust incorporating symbol of Benjamin Franklin
* big head and torso, keys
* On top of a wall. North side of Arch, East of 4th.
* 39.952415,-75.146300 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+artist's page for this piece
+jepsculpture.com
+The Electric Franklin




Suzanne Roberts Theatre Sign
Zahner, 2007
* Named for Suzanne Roberts
* big logo sign
* Entrance. Suzanne Roberts Theatre. Northwest Corner, Broad and Lombard.
* 39.944850,-75.165450 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Zahner page
+wikipedia.org's Suzanne Roberts Theatre page




Wave Forms
Dennis Oppenheim, 2007
* big bells, arch
* Housing complex entrance. Northwest corner, 34th and Chestnut.
* 39.954600,-75.192200 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:
+dennis-oppenheim.com




Pyramid Lights
2008
* big abstract lights
* Was on the 32nd Street Walkway between Market and Chestnut. Missing since late April, 2013. Was programmable and changed colors at night
* 39.955000,-75.187100 [map]
* Exhibits: Missing
* See also:
+Drexel University




Dragons
Ward Elicker, 2009
* big dragons
* On top of the parking lot wall. North side of Arch, East of 9th.
* 39.953375,-75.154100 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+artist's pictures of this piece in the foundry
+artist's pictures of this piece being installed
+elickercasting.com




JFK Boulevard Bridge Sidewalk
2009
* big abstract sidewalk design
* Sidewalk. JFK Boulevard Bridge. JFK Boulevard, East of 29th.
* 39.955450,-75.180700 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour




Buddha and Dragons
2010 (installed)
* Statue of Buddha
* big standing person, headgear, flask, small dragons
* South side of Phat Quang Buddhist Temple. East side of 4th, North of Washington.
* 39.935210,-75.150400 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Guatama Buddha page




Finding Home
Kathryn Pannepacker, Joshua Sarantitis, 2011
* big idea, hands and partial standing people, loom, headgear
* inscription: in visible dignity
* Wall. North side of Ludlow across from St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. East side of 13th between Chestnut and Market.
* 39.951450,-75.161275 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+ buildabridge.org article about this piece
+kpannepacker.com
+hzgstudio.org
+St. John's




Grumman Greenhouse
Jordan Griska, 2011
* big real airplane, recycled containers, real plants
* inscription:
Grumman S2F Tracker, Polycarbonate, Soil, Recycled Containers, Plants
Plants courtesy of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
* Lenfest Plaza. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. West side of Broad, North of Arch.
* 39.955400,-75.163725 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* Exhibits: Peace and Love
* See also:
+jordangriska.com
+Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts




Napoli Pizza
Isaiah Zagar, 2011
* big abstract partial people, hats
* Walls. East side of 7th, North of Carpenter.
* 39.937140,-75.154880 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org




Paint Torch
Claes Oldenburg, 2011
* big paintbrush, torch
* lights up at night
* Plaza. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. West side of Broad, North of Arch.
* 39.955350,-75.163200 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+oldenburgvanbruggen.com
+Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts




Pennsylvania Convention Center Lights
The Lighting Practice, 2011
* big abstract lights
* Only visible after dark. The color and pattern are programmable
* Main entrance. Convention Center. East side of Broad between Arch and Race.
* 39.955325,-75.162740 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+artist's page for this piece
+thelightingpractice.com
+Pennsylvania Convention Center




Race Street Connector
James Corner Field Operations, 2011
* big idea sign, measurements of water
* "CITY" is on the East side, pointing West and "RIVER" is on the West side, pointing East.
* inscription:
This dramatic light screen, made of expanded metal with bold signage and color-shifting night lighting, unifies the corridor underneath the expressways and draws people to the waterfront. The smaller characters graphically register the historic flooding events of the Delaware River by month, year and peak height as recorded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the Race Street Pier (Pier 11). The resulting timeline visually reinforces the dynamic conntection between the city and the river.
* Under the 1-95 overpass. South side of Race, East of 2nd.
* 39.953670,-75.140950 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* See also:
+fieldoperations.net




Symbiosis
Roxy Paine, 2011
* big trees
* Between the Parkway and Pennsylvania at 24th.
* 39.965400,-75.178100 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+roxypaine.com




The Assist
Michael Grothusen, 2011
* big abstract working funnel, actual locust tree
* Commissioned by the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Philadelphia. The funnel will provide extra water to the tree assisting its growth over time. Stainless Steel and Locust Tree. 18’ x 24’ x 10’ Picture provided by and Copyright Michael Grothusen
* Northwest corner, American and Diamond.
* 39.982450,-75.138368 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* See also:
+Michael Grothusen's page at uarts.edu




Barnes Foundation Tabletop Fountain
Laurie Olin, 2012
* big abstract fountain
* Southeast of the Barnes Foundation. North side of the Parkway, West of 20th.
* 39.959950,-75.172250 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+theolinstudio.com
+barnesfoundation.org




Barnes Totem
Ellsworth Kelly, 2012
* big abstract shape, reflecting pool
* accessible when the museum is open, otherwise barely visible through the fence
* Northeast corner of the Barnes Foundation. North of the Parkway, West of 20th.
* 39.960400,-75.172050 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Ellsworth Kelly page
+barnesfoundation.org




Commerce Square Pylons
Stantec ViBE, 2012
* big abstract light-emitting pylon signs
* Entrance. Commerce Square. South side of Market between 20th and 21st.
* 39.953825,-75.174150 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+stantec.com visioning-brands-experience page
+emporis.com's Commerce Square page




Giotto on Steroids
Isaiah Zagar, 2012
* Reference to the work of Giotto
* big abstract partial people
* visible through a locked gate
* Alley walls. South side of South, East of 10th.
* 39.942675,-75.158250 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org
+wikipedia.org's Giotto page




Lines in Four Directions in Flowers
Sol LeWitt, 2012 (realized)
* big beds of actual flowers
* This piece is both seasonal and high maintenance. It nay not be visible when you visit
* On the hill, South side of Kelly Drive, West of 26th.
* 39.967325,-75.183300 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Sol LeWitt page




Lips
Franz West, 2012
* big abstract standing people
* Was in the Anne d'Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden on Art Museum Drive. Removed November 2015 and returned to the West Foundation in Vienna. The Museum now says it was a temporary loan, but the original article on the Museum's site said "Created specifically for the Garden’s Lower Terrace, Lips (2012) is the last commission West realized prior to his untimely death in July of 2012 and will serve as a testament to the powerful legacy of the artist’s influential work."
* 39.967275,-75.181900 [map]
* Exhibits: Missing
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Franz West page




Shimmer Wall
Ned Kahn, 2013
* big abstract reflective surface
* inscription:
The Shimmer Wall continuosly changes its appearance a it responds to the environment. As breezes blow and wind gusts the wall dynamically adapts and provides a vivid and captivating portrait of nature at play powered only by the moving air.
The installation is a network of 10,824 five-inch aluminum squares individually hinged to move freely. The metal also dramatically mirrors the sky, using sunlight and moonlight to brighten the changing canvas.
* South Wall. Franklin Institute. North side of Race between 20th and 21st.
* 39.957660,-75.173060 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+nedkahn.com
+The Franklin Institute Science Museum




Birds
Kathleen Fruge-Brown, 2014
* big birds
* Bike racks. West side of 15th, North of Market.
* 39.953140,-75.165500 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:
+kathleenfrugebrown.com




Dilworth Park Fountain
KieranTimberlake, Laurie Olin, 2014
* big fountain
* converted to an ice-skating rink in the winter
* North end of Dilworth Park. East side of 15th at Market.
* 39.952800,-75.164700 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:
+kierantimberlake.com
+theolinstudio.com
+ccdparks.org's Dilworth Park page




Land Buoy
Jody Pinto, 2014
* big pole, stairs
* Washington Avenue Pier. East of Columbus and Washington.
* 39.932300,-75.140400 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:
+jodypinto.com
+visitphilly.com's Washington Avenue Pier page




Orders of Nature
Soo Sunny Park, 2014
* big abstract form
* visible through the highly reflective glass
* Interior. Northeast corner, 38th and Market.
* 39.956790,-75.197675 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:
+soosunnypark.com




Pretzel
BrownSprague, LLC, 2014
* big abstract pretzel
* Bike rack. West side of the Convention Center. East side of Broad between Arch and Race.
* 39.955175,-75.162850 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+brownsprague.com
+Pennsylvania Convention Center




River of Life
Masayuki Nagase, 2014
* big and small water, rocks, furniture, birds, fish, insects, plants, turtle
* inscription:
plaque: Hand carved granite benches, sculptural boulders, and engraved tile pavers and medallions depicting images of local flora, fauna, and water patterns. An original artwork commissioned by The City of Philadelphia Percent for Art Program and The Philadelphia Water Department
rock: Venice Island is the legacy of 19th century urbanization. In 1819 a three mile sliver of schist was sliced away from Manayunk by a narrow canal that supplied the textile mills on the Island. Today, this site location led the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) to install a subsurface Combined Sewer Overflow Tank. This tank holds nearly 1 million gallons of a mixture of sewage and storm water during rain events, preventing untreated wastewater from flowing into the Schuylkill River.
To enable the use of the island for this essential river protection project, PWD committed to a full scale reconstruction of the Venice Island's recreation facilities. PWD worked with its sister city agencies and the neighborhood in the master planning process. This site uses the best in sustainable storm water management, ecological design and restoration to provide a much needed public place in the heart of Manayunk that addresses multiple needs - recreation, environmental protection, commerce and open space.
The revitalized space reflects the Island's industrial heritage, local building techniques and the vibrant natural history along the Schuylkill River, all the while meeting the rigorous challenges of creating a safe city park in the floodway. This park resides at the intersection of nature and city, striving to bring both closer.
* Multi-level plaza. Venice Island. Across the canal off Main and Cotton.
* 40.023810,-75.222675 [map]
* On the Manayunk tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+veniceisland.org article and picture
+mnagase.com
+veniceisland.org




30th Street Station Sign
Calori and Vanden-Eynden Design, 2015
* big name, sign
* There is another, less dramatic version on the 29th Street side.
* Southwest corner, 30th Street Station. Northeast corner, 30th and Market.
* 39.955070,-75.18297 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+cvedesign.com
+wikipedia.org's 30th Street Station page




Big Daddylonglegs
John W. Parker, 2015
* big abstract insect
* North corner of the driveway, Park Towne Place. South side of the Parkway, West of 22nd.
* 39.961340,-75.177140 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+thepaintedgardeninc.com
+parktowneapthomes.com




Parkade on 8th
Nacima Boukenna, 2015
* big abstract colored forms, lights
* Parking garage. South side of Arch, spanning 8th.
* 39.953065,-75.153100 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+philapark.org article about Nacima Boukenna




The Porch Swings
Gehl Studio, Bill Curran Design, 2015
* big swings
* The Porch. South side, 30th Street Station. North side of Market between 29th and 30th.
* 39.954850,-75.182050 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+gehlpeople.com
+billcurrandesign.com
+wikipedia.org's 30th Street Station page