Niles, Ohio: 20-Foot-Tall Steelworker Made of JunkBuilt in 1993 by Sidney Rackoff, who used metal scraps he found in the junkyard where the statue stands. Sidney at the time was 74 years old (he lived to be 95).
Niles Iron and Metal
- 700 S. Main St., Niles, OH
- Niles Iron and Metal. South edge of the city, on the west side of Hwy 46/S. Main St.
Visitor Tips and News About 20-Foot-Tall Steelworker Made of Junk
The big Iron Worker statue was made by the children of the Niles Iron & Metal scrap yard owners, and was given to their parents as a 40th anniversary gift. The current owners are the fourth generation for this family business.[Resident, 08/14/2010]
I just happened to ride by this big metal guy on my V-Rod. It stands at the Niles Iron and Metal Company.[Shiboo, 10/06/2002]
Outside of Niles Iron and Metal Company, there is a huge guy (probably 12 ft. tall or more) made out of metal. It's a depiction of a metal worker.[Charmayne Polen, 05/05/2002]