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Columbus, Ohio: World's Largest Gavel

Large public sculpture adjacent to a judiciary building. Evildoers beware this giant hammer of justice, made of steel.

145 S. Front St., Columbus, OH
Just to the south of 65 Front Street, near the intersection of Front and State streets.
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World's Largest Gavel

You can currently see it, but there is construction keeping you from getting close or a good photo.

[Lena, 07/04/2019]
World's Largest Gavel

As of right now the gavel is blocked off by fencing due to construction. I'm not sure if you can walk through the buildings to get to it. They were closed when I went.

[Amber, 11/05/2018]


World's Largest Gavel

Sitting in a beautiful park-like setting between the two large justice buildings in downtown Columbus, the gavel serves as the centerpiece of a large reflecting pool. The day that we visited the grounds were clean, the stainless steel gavel shining, and the pool very clear. It is obvious that the city keeps this area well-maintained.

The giant piece of art was created by Andrew Scott in 2008.

[Casaflamingo, 10/03/2014]

Big gavel.

World's Largest Gavel

A weekend morning is a perfect time to see the big gavel and tour the statues of Columbus. Traffic is minimal and parking on weekends is free.

[Daniel, 01/03/2011]


World's Largest Gavel

Along Front Street in Downtown Columbus are located two pedestrian plazas-courtyards with some unique statues, flag poles and tidal basins/fountains. This is the large metal judicial gavel in honor if the Ohio Supreme Court.

There is also a fountain/tidal pool with words (Reason, Honor, Wisdom, Justice...) written in steel.

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

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