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Hammering Man - Frankfurt am Main - Hessen / Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry
N 50° 06.762 E 008° 39.156
32U E 475161 N 5551219
Quick Description: Monumental kinetic sculptures designed by Jonathan Borofsky
Location: Hessen, Germany
Date Posted: 7/28/2017 11:53:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMW99V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
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Long Description:
Hammering Man. (2017, July 13). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved
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"Hammering Man is a series of monumental kinetic sculptures designed by Jonathan Borofsky which have been installed in various cities around the world. This project was structurally engineered by Leslie E. Robertson Associates (LERA). The first one was a 3.4 m high sculpture at Paula Cooper Gallery made out of wood. Some installations in various museums followed. Outside U.S. installations followed 1985 in Dallas, 1988 in La Jolla and L.A., European installations in Basel 1989, Frankfurt 1990, and others.

The most prominent Hammering Man is 21 metres tall and was commissioned in 1990, for the new Messeturm (exhibition tower) building at the Frankfurt Trade Fair. (50°06'45?N 8°39'10?E)

Also in the same city was an unofficial 6 ft tall copy of the Hammering Man in the Hülya-Platz (in the district Bockenheim, 50°7'25.29?N 8°38'23.00?E) where the hammer, which could be moved with a hand crank, demolished a swastika.

The sculpture was donated by a citizen's group against neo-nazism to commemorate the Solingen arson attack of 1993. The sculpture was often vandalised and in April 2007 it was demounted and scrapped after becoming so badly damaged and corroded that it was considered a danger for public safety.

The sculpture has since been replaced by a successor."

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Title of Piece: Hammering Man

Artist: Jonathan Borofsky

Material/Media: Iron

Date of Creation or Placement: 1990

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Near Messeturm

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