Noguchi's Kite and Key

Isamu Noguchiís vision for this monument began in 1933 and became a reality 51 years later when Crescent Iron Works provided the expertise and the facility necessary to build it. The 34 ton sculpture consists of a four-legged steel base and key supporting a large stainless steel lightning bolt and kite. At 102 feet tall, it stands as gateway to the city in its location at the entrance to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, and it is visible from Franklin Square, Independence Mall, and many other places near the bridge. The sculpture was a gift from the Fairmont Park Art Association to the City of Philadelphia. More sculpture...