Portsmouth, Virginia: Muscular Chrome Workers

Two muscle-bulging figures, made of what appear to be old chrome bumpers, struggle to erect a crane boom with a hook dangling from its top.
Address:
Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA
Directions:
South side of the city. I-64 exits 296 or 296A. Turn north onto US Hwy 17. Drive three miles. Turn right onto Victory Blvd. Drive one mile. You'll see the shiny statue on the right, at the entrance to Paradise Creek Nature Park.
Phone:
757-399-7487
Admission:
Free
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Metal workers sculpture.

Muscular Metal Workers

A fitting monument to iron workers.

[Evan, 08/05/2015]

The statue is all that remains of Peck Iron and Metal, a scrap yard that formerly occupied the property that's now a park. It was sculpted in the early 1980s by Peruko Ccopacatty, a Peruvian artist who walked around the property, gathering pieces to make the sculpture.

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