Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: World's Largest Clothespin

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Address:
Market St., Philadelphia, PA
Directions:
In front of the Center Square Building, Market St. and 15th St.
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The giant clothespin.

World's Largest Clothespin

Claes Oldenburg sculpted the 45-ft. tall clothespin made of 10 tons of XCor-Ten and stainless steel in 1976.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [05/13/2012]

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Clothespin.

World's Largest Clothespin

Another Claes Oldenburg classic: the giant clothespin. Across the street from City Hall, right above the subway station. Some people say, if you look at it just right, you can see a couple embracing with a kiss. I'm old enough to know it's just a giant clothespin.

[Mike Gassmann, 11/05/2018]

Clothes Pin.

Giant Clothespin

It is pretty giant. 15th Street and Market Street.

[Carly Filgueira, 04/20/2015]

Two people kissing.

World's Largest Clothespin

Philadelphians don't mind the clothespin as much as you do, for a very good reason. When we see it we don't see a clothespin -- we see two people kissing while embraced. View it from the side! Now, you should fall in love with it like we have.

[Joseph Anzalone, 03/09/2013]

Clothespin.

World's Largest Clothespin

The World's Largest Clothespin was right across from city hall, extremely easy to find. Had to take a picture across the street to get the entire thing in the photo.

[Danielle, 11/19/2011]

Claes Oldenburg sculpted the 45-ft. tall clothespin, made of 10 tons of Cor-Ten and stainless steel, in 1976.


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