Golden Boy, Spirit of Communication.

AT&T's Golden Boy offered as donation

Golden Boy, AT&T's mighty Greek godlike nude statue entwined-in-cables, may be donated to the New York City Parks department, if they can find a spot for it. The 60-year old symbol of the "Spirit of Communication" has stood in front of corporate HQ in Basking Ridge, NJ, for decades since it was saved from the top of AT&T's original Manhattan headquarters. Faced with $50-100k in anticipated restoration expenses [same symptoms as Birmingham's Vulcan?], the corporation is hoping to find a new home for their lightning bolt-tossing 16-ton hero. For now, his metallic buttocks continue to greet visitors at the windows in the main lobby.

July 2009: Golden Boy has been unveiled in the latest headquarters of AT&T at 208 South Akard St., Dallas, TX.

February 2009: Golden Boy has been removed from the old AT&T headquarters in Bedminster and sent to the new SBC-reskinned-as-AT&T corporate HQ in Dallas, Texas.

Update, 2002: Golden Boy was moved south to AT&T's headquarters in Bedminster, NJ, after sale of the corporation's Basking Ridge facility. Our photo shows him being prepared for his move; his head preceded him. The statue is no longer open to the public, however glimpses can be caught on southbound I-287 through the trees to the right, before the Bedminster 202-206 exit. Appears he is here for the long haul.

301 S. Akard St., Dallas, TX
South side of downtown, in the middle of what was formerly S. Akard St., just north of its intersection with Wood St.
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