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Giant Tooth
Tulsa, OK
Giant Tooth
Vienna, VA
Giant Tooth
Hamilton Township, NJ
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. I believe these statues have been moved since then. Many of Seward's sculptures are loaned to other cities for several years and then returned here. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [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 Hand [gone]
Rumford, ME
This Giant Hand was about 12 feet long. It was located at Rowe-Rumford, a used car dealer. It looks like the hand may have had a sound box at one time. These photos are from 2003. By 2013, the dealership and the hand were gone.

The Hand
Fullerton, CA
The Hand is located at Fullerton College. It was created by Todd Frahm from limestone. The sculpture was installed here in 2007. For more, see this website.

Giant Arm
Austin, TX
The Fist
Detroit, MI
Hand of Noah
Silver Spring, MD
This Giant Arm is installed on the side of the building of the Hyde Park Gym. It has been here since at least 2005. [map]

The Fist is a tribute to boxer Joe Louis, aka The Brown Bomber, who grew up in Detroit. The 24 foot long bronze sculpture was installed in 1987. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Hand of Noah stands in front of the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) headquarters. It is 12 feet tall and was installed in 1991. The bronze sculpture was created by Raymond Kaskey. The hand was originally part of a fountain. It releases doves which turn into seagulls. For more, see this website. [map]

Giant Hand
Santa Fe, NM
Hands & Wrenches
Des Moines, IA
This Giant Hand sculpture in Santa Fe supports a mailbox. It was produced in 1991. [map]

The Giant Hands & Wrenches sculpture in Des Moines is installed in front of Plumbers & Steamfitters Local No 33. It is entitled "Pulling Together" and is made of stainless steel. It was produced by John B. Brommel. There are two left hands to represent that there are two different people working together. [map]

Praying Hands
Webb City, MO
Praying Hands
Tulsa, OK
The Praying Hands in Webb City are 32 feet tall and weigh 110 tons. They are made of stucco over steel and located on a 40 foot tall hillside. They were built between 1972-1974 as the Hands in Prayer, World in Peace Memorial. For more, see this website. [map]

The Praying Hands in Tulsa are located at the entrance to Oral Roberts University. The 60 foot tall hands were made in Mexico in 1980. They are the largest bronze sculpture in the world. The sculpture was originally known as the Healing Hands and was located at Oral Roberts' City of Faith medical center which went bankrupt in 1989. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Clasped Hands
Louisville, KY
The Clasped Hands stands in front of the Insight Training Group building. Officially titled the "Opportunity Portal", this sculpture was created by Meg White in 2000. The hands are 15 feet tall and 20 feet wide. For more, see this website. [map]

Handshake
Sacramento, CA
This Handshake sculpture is entitled "Peace." It was created by Stephen Kaltenbach and installed in this fountain in 2006. [map]

Hand
Santa Rosa, CA
This Hand sculpture is located at the entrance to Santa Rosa Plaza. The marble sculpture is 12 feet long. It was installed in 1996 as a tribute to farmers, builders, etc. It is entitled "Agraria" and was created by Larry Kirkland. For more, see this website. [map]

Hands Holding Rock
Rio Rancho, NM
Hand with Diploma
Alamogordo, NM
Boxing Gloves
Toronto, ON
Studio City Hand Car Wash
Studio City, CA
This Hands Holding Rock sculpture is located in Rainbow Park. [map]

This Hand with Diploma is installed in front of New Mexico State University. It is approximately about five feet tall. [map]

These Boxing Gloves flank the entrance to Bloor Street Boxing & Fitness. This photo is from 2007. In 2010, the gloves were repainted yellow. For more, see this website. [map]

This giant hand takes the name of Hand Car Wash quite literally. A life-sized replica of a 1957 Corvette rests on top of the sponge. The Corvette was originally painted hot pink. The sign was created by Gagik Daniel in 2001. It was originally six feet taller. Since it did not comply with city regulations, the sponge was shortened to bring the sign down to the legal limit of 26 feet. For more, see this website. [map]

Skate World [gone]
Kankakee, IL
Hand with Football
Vining, MN
Madame Tussauds Hands
New York, NY
Skate World featured this giant hand and globe on its roof. I don't know if this sculpture was there from a previous business. This photo is from 2009. Skate World has closed and this hand and globe have been removed.

The Hand with Football sculpture was created by Ken Nyberg from scrap metal. It is located at Nyberg Park. [map]

The Madame Tussauds Hands are located at its Times Square wax museum which opened in 2000. The silver hand is near the street while the gold hand is installed on the roof. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Hand & Cell Phone [gone]
Brooklyn, NY
Florida School of Massage
Gainesville, FL
House of Hope
Tampa, FL
This Hand & Cell Phone advertised for Samsung and was installed at John F. Kennedy Airport. This photo is from 2009. By the end of the year, it was gone.

The Florida School of Massage features two giant hands supporting its sign. [map]

It appears that this House of Hope sign with giant hands once revolved. [map]

Giant Hands
Glencoe, NM
Hand with Coke Bottle [gone?]
Elizabethtown, KY
Stella's Diner
Chicago, IL
The Giant Hands in Glencoe were created by Mark Cline around 2013. They are installed in front of the Fox Cave gift shop. These are either the same hands or copies of the ones that were displayed in Daleville, VA in 2011. Those hands were displayed next to a truck with a sign which read "Jack's Giant Killing Service" for an April Fool's Day prank. [map]

This Hand with Coke Bottle is located on the wall of the Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia which opened in 1977. The museum closed in 2011 and everything was auctioned off. I assume that this hand is gone.

Stella's Diner features a giant fist holding utensils over the entrance. The restaurant has been Stella's since 2001 and the fist sculpture is probably from then. [map]

Giant Hands
Zanesville, OH
Hand's Auto Air Conditioning & Radiator
Columbus, OH
These Giant Hands in Zanesville function as chairs outside B&D Sales, a gift shop and deli. This photo is from 2009. By 2012, the chairs had been repainted a reddish brown. There is or was another pair of hands in town. [map]

Hand's Auto Air Conditioning & Radiator has the same type of hands chairs as those in Zanesville. I have not seen these chairs outside of Ohio. [map]

More Giant Hands:
Giant Thumb (Calistoga, CA)
Dr. Sid's Hands (Marietta, GA)
Hand (Pana, IL)
Vulcan Hand (Peru, IL)
Hand Holding Heart (Berea, KY)
Giant Hand (Charlotte, NC)
Giant Hand (Acton Vale, QC)
Giant Hand (Saskatoon, SK)
Buried Statue (Nottinghamshire, England)
Thumb (Paris, France)
Giant Hands (Como, Italy)

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