Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 3-Way Electrical Plug SculptureClaes Oldenburg's 1970 sculpture, "Giant Three Way Plug, Scale A," is 10-ft long, made of Cor-Ten steel and bronze. Plugged in near the museum since 2010.
- Waterworks Dr., Philadelphia, PA
- Along the walkway between Waterworks Dr. and Kelly Dr. near the museum's west entrance.
Visitor Tips and News About 3-Way Electrical Plug Sculpture
While walking near Waterworks Dr., after visiting Boathouse Row, we came across what I assume is the world's largest plug/outlet. It was pretty neat to see up close. There was a sign that said "Please don't touch," so naturally, I scoffed and touched it. I don't know if it was coincidence or not, but as soon as I did, a security guy came walking around the corner. He didn't say anything, but I didn't touch it again.
If you are facing the Art Museum, go to your left towards the water. You won't miss it, and it's a beautiful walk.[Danielle, 10/15/2011]
And don't put your tongue in the giant wall socket. This famous Claes Oldenburg sculpture plugged into the landscape near the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2010.