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Giant Tooth
Tulsa, OK
Giant Tooth
Vienna, VA
Giant Tooth
Hamilton Township, NJ (now Crown Point, IN)
The Tooth in Tulsa is installed in front of Dr. Randy McCormick's dental office. This photo is from 2011. By 2014, the dental office had moved. The tooth was reinstalled at the new location. [map]

The Tooth in Vienna serves as another dentist office sign. For more, see this website. [map]

This 19 foot tall Tooth in Hamilton Township was created by J. Seward Johnson in 1980. It was installed in Florida in the 1980s. It was moved here around 1998. The aluminum sculpture is entitled "Comprehension". It includes two perplexed senior citizens reacting to the giant tooth. It is part of the permanent collection of Grounds for Sculpture. These photos are from 2012. Many of Seward's sculptures are loaned to other cities for several years and then returned here. These photos are from 2012. In 2017, the Giant Tooth and puzzled people were moved to the Sportsplex in Crown Point, NJ. For more, see this website. [map]

Giant Tooth
San Francisco, CA
Giant Tooth
Los Angeles, CA
Giant Teeth
Marshall, MI
This Giant Tooth in San Francisco hangs in front of McTeague's Saloon. The bar was named after "McTeague", an 1899 novel written by Frank Norris which featured a dull-witted dentist who had an office in San Francisco. [map]

This Giant Tooth in Los Angeles is located at the dental office of Amir Hemmati. It was built in Mexico around 2009 and was originally installed on the roof. After being cited by the City, the tooth was moved onto a car and moved to the front of the building. It was wheeled out every day when the office was open. It is now left behind the building. [map]

The Teeth in Marshall are not all that giant but I'll include them anyway. These teeth adorn another dentist's office: two in the display window and two with the sign above. [map]

More Giant Teeth:
Stempora Dental (Woodridge, IL)
dentist's office (Cleveland, OH)
denture clinic (Dartmouth, NS)
dentist office (Tijuana, Mexico)

Giant Walk-Through Heart
Philadelphia, PA
This Giant Walk-Through Heart is two stories tall. It is located at the Franklin Institute. The heart was built in 1954 for a temporary exhibit. It proved to be very popular and became a permanent fixture. Some more recent nearby additions include these giant arteries and a bone bench. For more, see this website.

There was a smaller Walk-Through Heart in Chicago. It has been replaced with a non-walk-through model. For more, see this website.

Giant Heart
Puyallup, WA
This Giant Heart is installed next to a cardiologist's office. It is about five feet tall. Does anyone know when it was built? [map]

More Giant Hearts:
Health Museum (Houston, TX)

Giant Foot
Everett, WA
This Giant Foot appears to have been carved from wood. It is installed on top of the Everett Foot Clinic sign. [map]

Giant Foot [gone]
New York, NY
The Foot
Vining, MN
This concrete Giant Foot in New York was installed in 2007 in front of an apartment building. The neighbors were not exactly pleased. These photos are from 2009. By 2012, the sculpture was gone. For more, see this website.

The Foot was built by Ken Nyberg from scrap steel. It was installed in 1991. [map]

Toe Trucks
Seattle, WA
Piedmont Boutique
San Francisco, CA
Jeans
San Francisco, CA
These Toe Trucks, representing a right foot and a left foot, were built for Lincoln Towing. The left foot was built in 1980 from a 1959 Volkswagen Microbus. The right foot was built in 1996 from a Chevy van. The driver enters the cab from the back window. The first-built left foot truck was donated to MOHAI, the Museum of History and Industry, in 2005. The right foot truck is moved around between Lincoln Towing (now Roadone) locations. This truck is rented for special events and parades. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

The Piedmont Boutique sells costumes, lingerie, jewelry, purses, etc. This pair of legs with fishnet stockings protrudes from an upstairs window above the shop. For more, see this website. There are similar legs in Brighton, England. [map]

These Jeans are installed above the International Spy Shop. There was a jeans store on the second floor which I believe has closed now. The giant jeans remain as of 2014. [map]

Ozymandias
Amarillo, TX
2006:
2012:
The Ozymandias sculpture consists of two giant legs (one 34 feet tall, the other 24 feet tall). It was created around 1997 by Lightnin' McDuff who was commissioned by Stanley Marsh III (the creator of Cadillac Ranch). There is a plaque installed here with the poem that inspired this sculpture. In 2006, athletic socks were painted on the legs. By 2010, the socks were covered with other graffiti. The same is true for the cars at Cadillac Rach. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

Giant Legs
Henderson, NC
These 17 feet long Giant Legs were created by Ricky Pearce in 2001. The sculpture is officially entitled "Reminiscing". The concrete legs were inspired by a photo of Marilyn Monroe in the famous breeze-blowing scene in the movie "The Seven Year Itch". For more, see this website. [map]

Woman's Leg Sundial
Roselawn, IN
The Woman's Leg Sundial is located at the Sun Aura Nudist Resort. It has been here since the 1970s and is 63 feet long. For more, see this website. [map]

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