Columbus, Ohio: Half-Buried Phoenix (Gone)

Aspirational statue on the grounds of a casino that pledged to revitalize an economically depressed community. The Phoenix, made of shiny metal, was half-buried in the ground.

From I-270 take either exit 5 (Georgesville Rd) and drive north two miles, or Exit 7 (Broad St.) and drive east one mile and then south on Georgesville. The Phoenix is on the east side of Georgesville Road between Lincoln Park Court/Hollywood Drive S. and Shoppers Lane/Hollywood Drive N.
Dec. 2021: Reported gone.

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Phoenix sculpture.

Half-Buried Phoenix

It's best to park in the casino lot and walk over to the sculpture.

[Deb Martin, 05/31/2021]

Half-Buried Phoenix.

Half-Buried Phoenix

There is plenty of free parking in the casino parking lot.

[Derek, 03/17/2020]


Half-Buried Phoenix

When the Hollywood Casino opened three years ago it was expected to help revitalize the Hilltop neighborhood, but thus far that hasn't happened. There are still lots of abandoned storefronts in the area, including an entire shuttered shopping center nearby. A statue was unveiled recently on the casino grounds, titled "Hilltop Rising," and is meant to represent the area's rebirth, so maybe there is still a chance of that happening. When I first saw it from the street I thought it was a dragon, but when I got closer and saw the title I realized that it is actually a Phoenix. It was created by artists Andrew Lundbeg and Eric Vacheresse.

[signmanjoe, 09/30/2018]

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