Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Bolt of Lightning: Bad Art

A tall-but-scrawny lightning bolt, kite, and key, held in place by wires, sculpted by Isamu Noguchi in 1984. Officially titled, "Bolt of Lightning: A Memorial to Benjamin Franklin." Critics called it lousy art.
Address:
200 N. 6th St., Philadelphia, PA
Directions:
At the foot of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, just north of Race St. between N. 5th and N. 6th Sts.
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Bolt of Lightning: Bad Art

The flag-lined plaza is surrounded by a highway interchange. The art can be seen from the adjacent Franklin Square, which was much more pleasant.

[Adventures Of Cluckleberry Hen, 06/06/2018]

A familiar marvel for drivers racing off the Ben Franklin Bridge into Philly.

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