Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Fallen Robot - Goldie 1971Sculptor Joe McCreary created "Goldie 1971" as a memorial to Birmingham, Alabama's fallen iron giant, the Sloss Furnaces. May stay in the campus quad here permanently.
University of Alabama
- Capstone Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL
- Woods Quad is north of Capstone Drive, between McCorvey Drive and 7th Street, on the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa. From 7th St. enter quad between two three-story brick buildings.
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Visitor Tips and News About Fallen Robot - Goldie 1971
Between Garland Hall and Woods Hall. Park on street at 401 7th Avenue, street in front of Hardaway Hall, College of Engineering.[Mike Jordan, 01/05/2015]
Fallen Giant Robot -- Even more awesome in real life.[Cat Morley, 10/18/2013]
"Goldie 1971" is a sculpture by artist Joe McCreary. It looks like a cross between Oz's Tin Man and the title character from the film "The Iron Giant," and is a memorial to the history of Birmingham, Alabama's fallen iron giant, the Sloss Furnaces.
Goldie is on display in the Woods Quad at the University of Alabama. Many online news articles about Goldie suggest that he was supposed to move on to a new home sometime in late 2009, but it now appears that he may be residing in Woods Quad indefinitely.[Mindy, 12/07/2010]