Columbus, Ohio: World's Largest Mortarboard Graduation Cap (Gone)

It weighs five tons, and hung over a city street, the work of Todd Slaughter. 20 by 20 ft. steel and aluminum, commemorated for Franklin University in 2003.
Directions:
Cap was on Rich Street at the intersection of Rich Street and Grant Avenue downtown Columbus. Parts of Franklin University are located on these corners as well.
Hours:
May 2012: Removed.
Status:
Gone

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Giant graduation cap.

World's Largest Mortarboard Graduation Cap

If you and your photographer position yourselves just right, you can make it look as though you are wearing the giant mortar board. It's a fun way to spend ten minutes if you're in downtown Columbus anyway!

[Gordon Family, 08/25/2011]

Mortarboard.

World's Largest Mortarboard Graduation Cap

Large blue graduation cap aka mortarboard aka square academic cap. The only one in US?

[Michael, Kristofer, Sydney Kenefick, 12/04/2008]

The 5-ton steel and aluminum sculpture, named "Commencing," was erected (and suspended in mid-air over Rich Street) in 2003 as part of Franklin University's 100th anniversary celebration.

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