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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Nude People Bridge Support

A mass of tangled naked bodies appear to support a pedestrian bridge across an alley. Officially named "Contrafuerte," it's art by Miguel Antonio Horn.

1200 Cuthbert St., Philadelphia, PA
In Center City, just west of N. 12th St., in an alley just to the south of Arch St.
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Contrafuerte sculpture.

Nude People Bridge Support

It's in an alley across from Terminal Market. FYI, it's not the cleanest alley (Then not many alleys are).

[Glenn H, 10/30/2023]


A beautiful sculpture shows two groups of tangled bodies suspended over a pedestrian bridge in a stinky alley. The artist, Miguel Antonio Horn, installed the aluminum work in 2021. The name in Spanish means "buttress."

[Brenda, 06/05/2023]

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