St. Louis, Missouri: Looking Up: 33-Foot-Tall Alien

"Looking Up" was sculpted by Tom Friedman to make it appear as if made out of thousands of mashed-up aluminum roasting pans.

James S. McDonnell Planetarium

Address:
Faulkner Drive, St. Louis, MO
Directions:
Outside James S. McDonnell Planetarium. Take I-64 to Kingshighway Blvd and go north. Turn left at Barnes Hospital Plaza and enter Forest Park. Turn right on Clayton Ave, then left onto Faulkner Drive.
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Looking Up.

33-Foot-Tall Tin Foil Alien

A tall, skinny, tin foil alien is looking up as if he's lost and hoping he might soon get a ride back home. Rather ironic that most humans use tin foil to protect themselves from aliens and harmful outer space radiation waves. This is actually a 33-foot, 7,000-pound polished stainless steel sculpture titled "Looking Up" by St. Louis artist Tom Friedman. It was installed in 2017. Many visitors will probably stand in the same pose, looking up, pondering what might be out there in the universe.

[Mike Gassmann, 10/24/2018]

Tom Friedman erected an identical skyscraper humanoid with the same name in 2015 in Austin, Texas.

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