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Charlotte, North Carolina: Metalmorphosis: Giant Head

A water-spitting, 22-foot-tall structure with horizontally-moving stainless-steel plates that form, and re-form, into a giant metal head. Except when the motor's turned off.

3700 Arco Corporate Drive, Charlotte, NC
SW of Charlotte, I-485 exit west on Arrowhead Rd., turn left/south on Whitehall Park Dr., left on Arco Corporate Drive.
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As of August 31 the head was installed and its sections are moving. As it was raining, I couldn't tell if water feature was active.

[Dennis Letoile, 09/08/2020]

That's good news! Metalmorphosis -- a giant, shape-shifting metal head that spits water -- had been in disrepair since 2017.

Metalmorphosis: Giant Head

Closed? Guessing this was the location by navigation, but looks like it's no longer here.

[Roy, 07/22/2019]

Because Metalmorphosis is a moving, mechanical sculpture that spits water, it's occasionally disassembled for maintenance and repairs. Unfortunately, the repair crew has been bad at announcing when the sculpture will be gone and when it will return. Metalmorphosis is one of Charlotte's most popular sights, so it will return -- but we don't know when.


Metalmorphosis is up and running! It is shifting and moving. No water coming out of mouth though.

[Sally, 11/29/2016]


Metalmorphosis - Giant Head

Metalmorphosis is reassembled, but does not seem to shift shape.

[Laurie, 07/27/2015]


Metalmorphosis - Giant Head

Metalmorphosis is currently under repair, but worth a stop!

[Jenny, 03/30/2015]

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