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Hornberg, Germany
Weber Grill
Chicago, IL
Weber Grill
Lombard, IL
Offshore Jackup Oil Rig
Broussard, LA
The Toilet is part of the Duravit Design Center. Duravit is a bathroom furniture manufacturer. The Toilet is over 60 feet tall and serves as an observation platform. It was designed by Philippe Starck and built in 2004. The Toilet is illuminated at night. For more, see this website. [photo thanks Tino Beitlich] [map]

The Weber Grill in Chicago is mounted above the entrance to the Weber Grill Restaurant. This location opened in 2002. [map]

The Weber Grill in Lombard is installed next to the restaurant, which opened in 1999. There is another giant grill at the Weber Grill in Schaumburg, IL. [map]

This Offshore Jackup Oil Rig serves as the offices for Offshore Energy Services, Inc. The building was completed in 1981. [map]

More Toilets & Plungers:
Toilet (Lucas, KS)
Toilet Plunger (New Bern, NC) [gone]

Diamond [gone]
St. Joseph, MO
Oil Patch Liquor & Deli
Signal Hill, CA
Cassette Tape [gone]
Howell, NJ
This Diamond was installed on the roof of Adams Fine Jewelry. This business had been here since around 1975. I don't know if there was another jewelry store here before that. This photo is from 2010. By 2015, the jewelry store and diamond were gone.

Oil Patch Liquor & Deli was adapted from an oil derrick. [map]

This Cassette Tape was located at The Record Store. The store opened in 1988. Around 2019, the store closed and the Tape was gone.

More Diamonds:
Toilet (Roblin, MB)

Woodruff, WI
Long Beach, CA
This Penny in Woodruff is ten feet tall and made of concrete. The backside is blank. It was created in the 1950s to commemorate the 1953 "Million Penny Parade" fundraising campaign to build a hospital. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This Penny in Long Beach was installed in Lincoln Park in 2022. It is 13 feet tall. [map]

Everett, PA
Dime in a Box
Dime Box, TX
This Quarter is 20 feet tall and made of metal. It was designed and built by students as part of the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor's Roadside Giants project. It was installed in 2009. For more, see this website. [map]

The town of Dime Box got its name from the practice of leaving a dime in a box at Brown's Mill for postal delivery before a post office was built there in 1877. Does anyone know when this "Dime in a Box" monument was built? For more, see this website. [map]

Buffalo Nickel
Oklahoma City, OK
Echo Bay, ON
Campbellford, ON
This Buffalo Nickel was installed in a vacant lot with other brightly painted buffalo statues as part of the Oklahoma Buffalo Corral. The statues were installed there around 2004. By 2014, only this double-sided Giant Buffalo Nickel was left. [map]

This Loonie monument was built in 1992. The giant fiberglass coin is 12 feet tall. The coin itself was introduced in 1987. The coin was designed by Robert-Ralph Carmichael, a resident of Echo Bay. It was nicknamed after the loon which appears on the reverse side of the coin. The front of it features Elizabeth II, the Queen of Canada. [map]

This Toonie was built in 2001 and is 18 foot in diameter. Brent Townsend, a local artist, designed the polar bear that is used on the face of this coin. This two-dollar coin is nicknamed the "toonie" since it is the equivalent value of two loonies. This monument is the second one built. The first was made from 700 lights and stood just a few feet away. It was built and installed in 1996 when the coin was first produced. For more, see this website. [map]

More Coins:
Penny (Durham, NC)
Buffalo Nickel (Buffalo, NY) [map]
Quarter & Penny (Gibsonburg, OH)
Nickel: 1, 2 (Sudbury, ON) [map]
Gold Coin (Virginiatown, ON)
Dollar Coin (Churchbridge, SK) [map]

Baker, CA
Galt, CA
Snow Stick
Mohawk, MI
Goodland, KS
This Thermometer in Baker has a three-sided digital display and is 134 feet tall. It was built by YESCO of Las Vegas in 1991. That same year, strong winds broke it in half and it had to be rebuilt. It had not been lit for many years and in 2012 it was put up for sale. In 2014, the thermometer was restored and relit. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [first photo thanks Crawford Appleby] [map]

This Thermometer in Galt is located in front of Giddens Heating and Air. It was built in 2010 and is 50 feet tall. The thermometer is operational and an LED message board tells the time and gives weather reports. However, when these photos were taken in 2014, the thermometer was not working. For more, see this website. [map]

This Snow Stick is 32 feet tall. It was built in 1999 and shows local annual snowfall totals. [map]

This Painting is a replica of Vincent Van Gogh's "Sunflowers". The 32-foot-tall painting is placed on an 80 foot tall easel. It was built in 2001 as a reference to Kansas' "Sunflower State" nickname. This painting was created by Cameron Cross who hopes to build six others around the world. Two have been built in Canada and Australia. For more, see this website. [map]

More Thermometers:
Chicago, IL [gone]
Embarrass, MN [map]
International Falls, MN [gone]
White River, ON

More Sunflowers Paintings:
Santa Clara, CA
Altona, MB

Sonora, CA
This Birdhouse is about 30 feet tall. It was built as a real estate office for Hal Bird in the 1970s. The building appeared to be vacant when these photos were taken in 2014. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Bank of America
Nashua, NH
This Bank of America branch has been built to resemble a barn. Does anyone know more about it? [map]

More Giant Things:
Antlers (Casey, IL)
Bird Cage (Casey, IL)
Knitting Needles (Casey, IL)
Yardstick (Casey, IL)
Abacus (Goshen, KY) [map]
Steering Wheel (Onaway, MI)
Stethoscope (Henning, MN) [map]
Ten Commandments (Murphy, NC)
Corkscrews (Ringoes, NJ)
Prozac Pill (Red Hook, NY)
Chandelier (Cleveland, OH)
Matchstick (Wadsworth, OH)
Zippo Lighters (Bradford, PA)
Corkscrews (Irvington, VA)
Zipper (Barre, VT)
C Clamp (Lyndonville, VT)
Cameras (various cities)

Lamp (Donalda, AB)
Lawnmower (Columbia-Shuswap, BC)
Chandelier (Vancouver, BC)
Happy Rock (Gladstone, MB)
Canoe Paddle (Killarney, MB)
Telescope (Toronto, ON)

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