Columbus, Ohio: Cancer Survivors Plaza

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Columbus, Ohio - Cancer Survivors Plaza

Located at the corner of Olentangy River Road and Lane Avenue is one of the more bizzare monuments - the Cancer Survivor Plaza. I say bizarre not for what it symbolizes, but for its mass-produced bronze people emerging from a tunnel of concentric boxes -- it's the exact same set-up that the Cleveland Cancer Survivors Plaza has. Unlike Cleveland's (both of which were built by the (H.R.) Block family, this one has a squat brick pavillion with granite ball that spins on a cushion of water. You can't miss this place -- its painted circus peanut orange and aqua. While there is a gravel place to park and look at it, you can't park there - you have to park a quarter mile away and walk to it. What person recovering from cancer treatment can walk that distance?

[Ed Beavers, 05/07/2007]

Here's our report on the Cancer Survivor Gauntlet in San Diego.

Cancer Survivors Plaza:
Directions:
At the corner of Olentangy River Rd and Lane Ave.
Hours:
24 hours a day
Admission:
Free

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