Hammering Man

Hammering Man
No Thumbnail
No Thumbnail
StreetView StreetView Bing Maps Bing Maps Yahoo Maps Yahoo Maps
map #59567
View in Google Earth
By kkeps @ 2008-11-16 07:45:10
Hammering Man was designed by Jonathan Borofsky and installed on September 12, 1992. The sculpture was actually fabricated in North Haven, CT and was then installed where it stands. There are multiple hammering men sculptures all over the world. Each has an unique number to identify it. This hammering man's number is 3277164 and it is found on the rear of his back leg. His hammer moves approximately four times per minute and is on a timer so that he doesn't have to hammer at night or on labor day. The hammering man is 48 feet tall, 30 inches wide, and 7 inches deep and weighs over 20,000 pounds. He is hollow and made of steel and covered with black automotive paint. His motor is a 3 hp electric motor. Hammering man made the news on Labor Day of 1993 when activists fitted him with a ball and chain. The ball and chain were scaled to his size, with the ball being 19 feet in circumference. The Seattle engineering department set him free two days later on September 8th. The ball and chain was later auctioned to benefit Job Corps. The ball and chain wouldn't fit through the door of where the auction was being held and was rammed with a truck to make it fit. Even no longer in its original condition, the item raised $1,300 for Job Corps.
Views by date
Rate as 1Rate as 2Rate as 3Rate as 4Rate as 5Rate as 6Rate as 7Rate as 8Rate as 9Rate as 109.0 (1 votes)


Feed Feed Policies

Please log in if you don't want to post anonymously (anonymous users cannot post links)

Please enable images and enter code to post
Update Thumbnails:
jbottero picture
@ 2008-11-18 09:49:08
The say it's "art".