Burlington, Vermont: World's Tallest File Cabinet38 feet tall, made of real file cabinets welded on top of each other into a skinny, towering pile.
- Flynn Ave., Burlington, VT
- Southwest edge of town. Drive US 7/Shelburne Rd/Ethan Allen Hwy five blocks north of the turnoff for I-189. Turn left (west) onto Flynn Ave. After five blocks the file cabinet is in a field on the right, between Pine Street and Foster Street.
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The filing cabinet is very old, but a great tourist sight. Very easy to find. It's off of Shelburne st (route 7) on Flynn Ave between Pine Street and Foster Street. The filing cabinet is right next to the road on the right side.[Maybeth, 03/27/2009]
The cabinet was built in 2002 by local artist Bren Alvarez. It stands in the path of a proposed beltway that was never built. Each drawer (38) represents the number of years of paperwork accumulated by the project.
It's still there! Ridiculously hard to find...[Maeve Sullivan, 10/01/2007]
But it's oh-so-rewarding when you do find it!
Wow. This is a must see if you are in Burlington! It is located in a residential area it seems, and there it's basically on a deserted block of land. It is really bizarre, though.[Jen, 08/12/2007]
This is slowly falling to pieces. I was there this past weekend and also a year ago. This recent visit I got close and investigated it. Man to ummm, uhhh, Cabinet. It was put together through welding cabinets together, and I am no welding expert, but it seems to me that Mother Nature is eating through it. Not only that, but some of the cabinets are rusted through completely on the sides. Half the drawers are left half pulled out, possibly serving as a home to birds or other creatures. Handles are broken half or clean off some of the drawers.
I wish Burlington would replace it with a new super cabinet. Perhaps maybe even taller?[Tyler Salls, 11/06/2006]
Do you have a lot of papers to organize and file? Are you really tall? When the weather's nice would you rather work outside and do your filing in a scenic field? Here's a 38-drawer file cabinet waiting for a very tall person.[Margie Orrick, 04/30/2004]