Muncy, Pennsylvania: Hadany Arch - Twisted Steel

Rises in oxidizing splendor one hundred feet above the road to the Lycoming Mall.
300 Lycoming Mall Cir., Muncy, PA
Route I-180, 3 1/2 miles west of Muncy exit; left hand side of road at Lycoming Mall entrance (visible before the mall).
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Hadany Arch - Twisted Steel

Visited the Hadany Arch on 9/13/12. Very cool. Easy photo-op from McDonald's, just beyond the arch.

[Hal Clarke, 09/21/2012]
Hadany Arch - Twisted Steel Arch

The Hadany Arch ("Twisted Steel Arch" in earlier tip) is the work of internationally renowned sculptor Israel Hadany. He says of it: "I was given the opportunity to build several monumental-sized outdoor sculptures in the United States. One of them, the Hadany Arch, made of [Cor-ten] steel, rises one hundred feet above the road to Lycoming Mall in Williamsport, PA. This sculpture is the tallest I have ever built and is among the tallest in the US."

This is true roadside art because as you drive by, it appears to move from its horseshoe shape, twist into a figure 8, and then untwist back to the original shape. Best viewed when the leaves are off the trees (I wish that some trees blocking the view could be cut down!).

[Susan Dolan, 06/03/2006]

June 2006: Steve Wylie corrected the name of the steel in this tip: "the type of steel used by the sculptor is known as Cor-ten, its US Steel tradename, not "Kortan" as cited in the article. It's a specific type of steel that is designed for exposure to the elements. As it weathers, it develops a thick oxide rust coating that gives it a specific look but also protects it from any further corrosion -- perfect for an outdoor sculpture."

Twisted Steel Arch

This giant twisted steel arch goes over the road leading into the Lycoming Mall. It just doesn't seem to serve any purpose. I guess it could be something related to Pennsylvania's reputation for steelmaking, as it appears to be made of rusted steel, but it's a long way from Bethlehem or Pittsburgh.

[Martin, 08/10/1997]

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