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.

[03/19/2000]
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