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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.

Address:
1200 Cuthbert St., Philadelphia, PA
Directions:
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]

Contrafuerte

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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