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Mission Creep Fire Hydrant.

Mission Creep Fire Hydrant

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Morris Cove, Connecticut

Two years after 9/11, sculptor David Boyajin decided that Connecticut needed a firefighter tribute that wasn't another somber memorial. So he created "Hero," which he described in his proposal as "a friendly yet courageous partisan of the community -- half mascot, half leader" that would "earn a smile of pride." It's a multitasking fire hydrant with wheels, and the water bursting from its sides has transformed -- in the best sci-fi movie tradition -- into tubular arms (or possibly fire hoses), one holding a hook, the other carrying a ladder.

Like the hydrant it celebrates, the fireplug part of Hero was made by Boyajin out of cast iron.

Mission Creep Fire Hydrant

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510 Lighthouse Rd, Morris Cove, CT
East Haven, Townsend Ave and Lighthouse Rd.
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