Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: High Beam Walkers

Jonathan Borofsky's "Humanity in Motion" is a 2008 permanent installation of poles and 12 figures. On the building floor a sculpted dad and son look up at the aerial feat. Borofsky also created other roadside faves: the Ballerina Clown, Venice CA; and Pittsburgh's 10-story pole o' people.
1701 JFK Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Inside the Comcast Center building between JFK Blvd and Arch St. at N 17th St.
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High Beam Walkers

Inside the Comcast Center, there are 12 life-size figures of people walking up and down high beams in the glass atrium. Titled "Humanity in Motion," this work was done by Jonathan Borofsky.

[David, 03/22/2012]

It's not the only balancing act artist Borofsky has created. In Pittsburgh, PA, his sculpted people ascend a 10-story pole; in Venice, CA, a clown in a tutu balances on one toe.

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