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Minneapolis, Minnesota: Giant Molecule

It's the BMOC (Big Molecule on Campus). A huge, colorful molecule -- a non-specific artistic interpretation by sculptor Amy Toscani -- forms an arch over the entrance walk to the Molecular and Cellular Biology Building of the University of Minnesota.

420 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN
On the south side of Washington Ave. SE (pedestrian only) on the campus of the University of Minnesota campus, in front of the Molecular and Cellular Biology building. About a quarter mile east of the bridge across the river, and just east of SE Church St. Park off-campus and walk to it.
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Giant Molecule

Just as bright and shiny as ever! Took us about 45 minutes to find after finally looking up the specific building it's in front of on a campus map. You have to park and walk to it, as it's on a walking-only road on campus.

[Olivia L., 01/11/2019]

Molecule sculpture.

Giant Molecules

On the campus of the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, there is a large molecule structure outside of the Molecular and Cellular Biology Building on Washington Avenue, a main thoroughfare through campus. Created by sculptor Amy Toscani, installed in 2008, the 32-foot-high, 10,000-pound atoms are arranged in an arch over the sidewalk.

[BS Meyer, 03/03/2013]

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