New Castle, Delaware: 34-Foot-Tall Stainless Steel MaryThis mega-Madonna, with her steely expression of concern, is positioned to provide spiritual guidance at the only entrance to Delaware from New Jersey.
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My cousin and I visited this statue while we were driving down to Florida. We were truly impressed! It was evening and it was very well-lit, and looked incredible. We were also able to speak for a while with the parish priest, who was very nice and seemed very proud of the statue.[Colleen Kelly, 04/15/2008]
34-ft. Tall Stainless Steel Mary
It's the 34-ft. Tall Stainless Steel Mary. She's looking good.[j gavin heck, 10/13/2007]
After 25 years of waiting, America's flattest state has a Mother of God that can be seen for miles: a 34-foot-tall, over-four-ton stainless steel "Our Lady Queen of Peace." It was lifted onto its base on the grounds of Holy Spirit Catholic Church near New Castle, Delaware, on May 1, 2007.... [05/05/2007] Complete News Story
Under construction by sculptor Charles Parks, a 4.2 ton stainless steel statue of the Virgin Mary will stand on the property of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, visible from I-295. The statue will be 34 ft. tall. Other Mary statues sculpted by Parks include one in Santa Clara, CA, and a touring Our Lady of the New Millennium in the Chicago area.
The News Journal reports the statue is about halfway completed in Parks' studio.[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 04/17/2006]