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Cleveland, Ohio: Giant Paddle Ball

14 feet high, and meant to symbolize the neighborhood's efforts to "bounce back." Erected in September 2018. Paddle Ball was invented in Ohio.

7500 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH
West side of the city. On the north side of Detroit Ave. at its intersection with Lake Ave. and W. 75th St.
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Giant Paddle Ball.

Giant Paddle Ball

It's next to an abandoned Burger King that is arguably a bit cooler than the sculpture itself.

[Carolanne, 08/07/2021]

Giant Paddle Ball.

Giant Paddle Ball

A 14-foot-high paddle ball sculpture was recently installed in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood as part of an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most controlled paddle balls used at the same time. The attempt was unsuccessful, but the sculpture still stands.

[Angles87, 09/29/2018]

The sculpture and world record attempt were dreamed up by three young men who run a local pinball parlor. The paddle is meant to be a permanent sculpture, symbolizing the neighborhood's efforts to "bounce back." Paddle Ball was invented in Ohio.

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