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  Hammering Man, Basel
by Myndo
 
 

The "hammering man" is a work of art created by Jonathan Borofsky, an US American.
It is one of several similar looking ones that are standing in bigger cities around the world, such as New York, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Washington D.C, Seattle, Seoul, Dallas, Frankfurt.

In Basel you can find him on the Aeschenplatz, that is close to the trainstation SBB, a little outside the city center.
Contrary to other hammering man, ours is still working. That means, the hammer is slowly moving up and down.

What I think is interesting, is, that although all these versions do look very similar, they are not of the same height.
The one in Basel is 13.5m and 15 cm thick.
The biggest one is that in Frankfurt with about 25m, the smallest one so far is the one in Dallas with "only" 8m.

Close to the original, is a restaurant that has two small hammering men (moving, too) on the facade. I will try and make a picture next time.

Directions: Aeschenplatz, that is close to the trainstation SBB, a little outside the city center.

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  • Updated Apr 7, 2007
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