Louisville, Kentucky: Largest Clasping Stone Hands

Not praying hands, clasping hands. Unlike praying hands, you can walk under giant clasping hands. "Opportunity Portal," by artists Don Lawler and Meg White, is a limestone sculpture of hands framing the entrance to the Nia Center.
2900 S. 29th St., Louisville, KY
Hwy 64 to 9th St. exit, take 9th St. to Broadway. Turn right on Broadway, past 29th St. The Hands will be on the left, on the south side of Broadway.
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Pass beneath the clasping hands.

Largest Clasping Stone Hands in Kentucky

Cool hands statue. The neighborhood seemed fine.

[Scott Mobley, 02/14/2008]

Clasping Hands.

Largest Clasping Stone Hands in Kentucky

Huge limestone hands clasp across a sidewalk that enters a building in downtown Louisville. Measuring over 14' tall and 20' wide, they tower over the people that walk under them to enter the building. Surrounded by brick walls the hands symbolize the partnership between the community and the organization the building houses. The hands are stunning at night when they are illuminated. The area is not the safest and should be visited daylight or briefly at night.

[Meg, 11/20/2000]

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