Fur Factory Atlas Statue
We have seen Atlas, the titan strong man of Greek mythology, shouldering the heavy planet of commerce in a number of places. Perhaps this is the most unusual -- a fur store in Anchorage. The retail building dates from 1962, and Atlas is weary and weather worn. He stands atop the roof, holding up a giant wire frame sphere wrapped in a deteriorating "Fur Factory" sign. The building was recently put on the market.