Burlington, Vermont: World's Tallest File Cabinet

38 drawers tall, made of real file cabinets welded atop each other into a skinny, towering pile. A sculptural statement built in 2002 by Bren Alvarez.
208 Flynn Ave., Burlington, VT
Southwest edge of town. Drive US 7/Shelburne Rd/Ethan Allen Hwy five blocks north of the turnoff for I-189. Turn left (west) onto Flynn Ave. After five blocks the file cabinet is in a field on the right, between Foster and Briggs St.
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Tallest filing cabinet.

World's Tallest File Cabinet

Switchback Brewery is a nice stop just a few blocks further into the industrial park.

[Tim Brady, 07/26/2013]

A traditional respite after a full day of ladder climbing and filing.

Tallest File Cabinet.

World's Tallest File Cabinet

The World's Tallest File Cabinet is still there, although looking pretty rusty by now. Some of the higher-up drawers are left partly open, and the number of birds flying in and out of them suggests that they are being used for nests. Maybe this ecological use will assure its preservation??

[Flamingo John, 07/09/2013]

Filing Cabinets.

World's Largest Filing Cabinet

The filing cabinet is very old, but a great tourist sight. Very easy to find. It's off of Shelburne st (route 7) on Flynn Ave between Pine Street and Foster Street. The filing cabinet is right next to the road on the right side.

[Maybeth, 03/27/2009]

The cabinet was built in 2002 by local artist Bren Alvarez. It stands in the path of a proposed beltway that was never built. Each drawer (38) represents the number of years of paperwork accumulated by the project.

Tallest File Cabinet.

World's Tallest Filing Cabinet

It's still there! Ridiculously hard to find...

[Maeve Sullivan, 10/01/2007]

But it's oh-so-rewarding when you do find it!

World's Tallest File Cabinet.

World's Tallest File Cabinet

Wow. This is a must see if you are in Burlington! It is located in a residential area it seems, and there it's basically on a deserted block of land. It is really bizarre, though.

[Jen, 08/12/2007]

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