Electra.

Miss Electra, Power Goddess

Field review by the editors.

Birmingham, Alabama

"Miss Electra" has lightning bolts for hair and no clothes. Her sculptor named her "Divinity of Light" in 1926, but the less-stuffy Miss Electra was adopted by locals, and the name stuck.

Electra stands on tiptoes 20 stories above ground, on the roof of the Alabama Power Building. She appears to be ready to either hurl benevolent electricity into downtown or fry Birmingham evil-doers with a bolt from the blue. Although 23 feet tall, she is the smallest of the city's three mythical giants, trailing a replica Statue of Liberty (36 feet) and Vulcan the Iron Man (56 feet).

Electra.

Electra is butt naked, like Vulcan, but her lofty perch keeps gawkers at a respectful distance.

Miss Electra, Power Goddess

Address:
600 18th St. N., Birmingham, AL
Directions:
Downtown, high atop the Alabama Power Building, on the northwest corner of 6th Ave. N. and 18th St. N.
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