Fullerton, California: Fallen David

Chunks of a 15-foot-high marble replica of Michelangelo's David, smashed in the 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake, have been recycled on a university campus as modern art: "Fallen David."

California State University Fullerton

Address:
800 N State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA
Directions:
In the lawn at the northeast corner of the Pollak Library on the campus of Cal State. Hwy 57/Orange Fwy exit 7, drive west, then make the first right onto Campus Drive. Park at north end of the large parking lot on the left, then walk northwest to the statue lying on the grass.
Admission:
$8 Parking Fee
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Fallen David.

Fallen David

The Fallen David statue is right next to the Sea Bee ship's prow, on the Cal State Fullerton campus.

[Tom, 12/18/2012]

Fallen David.

Fallen David

Save a trip to Florence, Italy. This replica of Michelangelo's David fell during the Whittier Narrows earthquake of 1987. Forrest Lawn donated the broken pieces to California State University Fullerton. The pieces are identical in size, material and surface development to Michaelangelo's original. Campus legend has it that rubbing the butt of the "Fallen David" sculpture will bring you good luck on finals.

[M. Maki, 02/14/2009]

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