Oxon Hill, Maryland: "The Awakening" - Buried GiantHe looks as if he's been nearly-buried in sand by busy, bratty kids while asleep on the beach -- and he's not happy about it.
Visitor Tips and News About "The Awakening" - Buried Giant
The Awakening is alive and well. There were rumors of it being sold and for the longest time there was orange construction fence around it. Thankfully, the fence is gone.[Kimi Anne Veigel, 03/03/2006]
In Washington DC, there is a great statue of a 100-foot man who has been buried alive and is arising from the earth. "The Awakening" is very spectacular and a hoot for photographs (you can crawl into the man's mouth or sit in a hand). It was placed at Hains Point (near the Jefferson Memorial) in 1980 and is little-known to most. I've seen it several times, though the last time I was there was less than a month ago.[Scratchnsniff, 06/06/1998]
February 2007: The sculpture was threatened a few years back when someone wanted the site for a Peace Garden, and didn't think that peace (or a garden) was compatible with a buried, screaming giant. The sculpture has also been damaged by wayward cars at least twice: one that rammed the head, another that cracked the hand.
"The Awakening" - Buried Giant
- 137 National Plaza, Oxon Hill, MD
- Where I-295 meets I-95/I-495 south of Washington, DC in Maryland. Follow the exit signs for National Harbor Blvd. Bear to the right, following the water. The Awakening is buried in the fake beach next to the National Harbor marina.
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