15 Most Bizarre Public Monuments & Sculptures in the United States

11: Great Depression Breadline Statue, New Jersey

Great Depression Breadline Statue, New Jersey
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/NCinDC

The Great Depression Breadline Statue will make you appreciate modern times. That’s because its one of the harshest depictions of the Great Depression era. The sculpture portrays five males waiting in line for food. The figures all have downcast eyes and long coats, serving as a reminder of the extreme conditions during one of the darker periods in American history.

Address: Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, Washington DC, DC

12: The Awakening, Washington D.C.

The Awakening, Washington D.C.

The Awakening brings the phrase “waking up on the wrong side of the bed” to a whole new level. The 72-foot statue depicts a giant struggling to free himself from the Earth. The bearded giant is shown screaming as his limbs protrude from the ground. J. Seward Johnson, Jr. created the statue from five separate pieces of aluminum.

Address: 137 National Plz, National Harbor, MD 20745

13: Walking to the Sky, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Walking to the Sky, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Always Shooting

Walking to the Sky might as well be renamed “Stairway to Heaven.” The sculpture shows seven figures climbing a 100-foot-tall stainless steel pole. The pole is at a steep 75-degree angle, and several of the figures are depicting looking upwards towards the sky.

Address: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

14: Metalmorphosis, Charlotte, North Carolina

Metalmorphosis, Charlotte, North Carolina
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Nan Palmero

Metalmorphosis, much like metamorphosis, has to do with transformation. The 14-ton sculpture consists of roughly 40 steel pieces grouped into segments that rotate. When the pieces come together, they form a giant mirrored head that spits water into a pool. Metalmorphosis is large, strange, and most importantly, mesmerizing work of art.

Address: 3700 Arco Corporate Dr, Charlotte, NC 28273

15: Charging Bull v Fearless Girl, New York

Charging Bull v Fearless Girl, New York
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Anthony Quintano

For years, Charging Bull was a stand-alone bronze statue depicting the fearlessness of Wall Street. That was, until Fearless Girl was installed in 2017. Fearless Girl depicts a girl with her hands on her hips proudly staring down Charging Bull. Fearless Girl was constructed to send a positive message of workplace gender diversity on the male-dominated Wall Street scene.

Address: 26 Broadway, New York City, NY 10004

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