UAB Dragon - Birmingham, Alabama
N 33° 30.096 W 086° 48.533
16S E 517751 N 3706912
Quick Description: Blaze the Dragon is a 16-foot-long, smoke-breathing concrete statue of the University of Alabama-Birmingham's mascot.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 9/3/2008 8:27:58 PM
Waymark Code: WM4KT2
Located at the entrance of UAB's Bartow Arena, the dragon statue was proposed as part of a series of "new campus traditions" developed by the Commission on UAB Traditions. The UAB National Alumni Society raised the $30,000 needed to commission the green and gold-painted sculpture from Homosassa, Florida artist T. J. Neil. It was dedicated on April 29, 2008.
The 7,000 pound statue stands 9 feet tall and 16 feet long and sits on a 14 by 7 feet-wide pedestal 18-inches tall. It is illuminated by four green floodlights at night.
Time Period: Ancient
Approximate Date of Epic Period: Pre-St George
Epic Type: Mythical
Exhibit Type: Figure, Statue, 3D Art
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