Other Giant Things (page 5)

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Garden City, MI
Glasses [gone]
Xenia, OH
Southbridge, MA
The Glasses in Garden City are installed on top of the sign for Prestige Eyewear. They are about five feet long. [map]

The Glasses in Xenia were part of the sign for Lowell C. Eicher's optometry office. By 2021, there was a different eye doctor there and the glasses were gone.

The Glasses in Southbridge are 19 feet tall. They were installed in the park of the town square in 2010. The sculpture is a tribute to the optical heritage of the area and the former American Optical complex across the street. [map]

Buddy Holly's Glasses
Lubbock, TX
Giant Glasses
Pensacola, FL
This steel sculpture of Buddy Holly's Glasses was installed in front of the Buddy Holly Center in 2002. It was created by Steve Teeters. Holly was born in Lubbock. [map]

These Giant Glasses in Pensacola have been installed in front of the Optical Outlet since at least 2007. This photo is from 2020. The glasses were painted blue in 2021. [map]

Giant Glasses
Granbury, TX
These Giant Glasses are installed in front of the Cheyne Eye Center. The building was constructed in 2021 and the glasses were installed then. [map]

More Giant Glasses:
Buddy Holly's Glasses (Clear Lake, IA)
Falls City Eye Care (Louisville, KY)
Bareiss Gallery (Taos, NM)
Main Street Eye Care (DuBois, PA) [map]
Glasses (Staunton, VA)

Spool of Thread
Los Angeles, CA
Spool of Thread
Miami, AZ
Needle & Button
New York, NY
Needle & Button
Kansas City, MO
This Spool of Thread in Los Angeles is installed in the Fashion District downtown. It appears to be about 10 feet tall. It was accompanied by a giant needle originally. The sculptures were created by Reverend Gadget. [map]

This Spool of Thread in Miami is installed on the roof of Julie's Sewing Corner. It has been there since at least 2008. [map]

The Needle & Button in New York City were built in 1995 as part of the Fashion Center Information Kiosk. The sculpture has a 31-foot-long needle and the world's largest button. [map]

The Needle & Button in Kansas City is located in the city's former garment district. The needle is 19 feet tall and was installed in 2002. [map]

More Needles:
Nashville, TN

More Giant Spools of Thread:
Muncie, IN [gone]
Versailles, MO

Knitting Needles and Yarn:
Alliance, OH

Aggie Ring
College Station, TX
Bonded Rings
College Station, TX
This Aggie Ring is 12 feet tall and made of bronze. It is located at Texas A&M University. The sculpture was created by Deep in the Heart Art Foundry and installed in 2009. [map]

The Bonded Rings sculpture is located near the giant Aggie Ring. It was created in 1994 by Benjamin Knox. [map]

More Giant Rings:
Ashland, KY
Lutherville-Timonium, MD
Charleston, SC

Pink Polka Dot Bra
Grand Forks, ND
Giant Dress Shirt
Andalusia, AL
This Pink Polka Dot Bra is 14 feet tall. It was created in 1995 by Peter Larson. Entitled "Losing Support", it symbolized Congress' decision to abolish the National Endowment for the Arts. It was painted red, white, and blue and installed a the University of North Dakota over a sewer grate It was removed when deemed to be degrading to women. The Bra was moved to ARTSplace. In 2015, it was moved to Tim Shea's Nursery. It was painted pink for Breast Cancer Awareness and renamed "Gaining Support." The Bra was installed in front of the store and visible from the road but, after complaints, moved further inside the nursery. [map]

This Giant Dress Shirt is installed in front of the Chamber of Commerce which previously housed the Alatex textile plant for about 70 years. The company mainly produced men's dress shirts. This Giant Shirt is about 14 feet tall and was installed in 2012. The tie is changed with the seasons. [map]

More Clothing:
Pink Suit (St. Louis, MO)

Water Cooler
Harlingen, TX
Water Cooler
McAllen, TX
Life Preserver [gone]
Superior, WI
Rod & Reel [gone]
Port Isabel, TX
Fishing Pole [gone]
Port Townsend, WA
These giant Water Coolers function as a Culligan water vending machines. I didn't make a note of where the one in Harlingen was located. Does anyone have an address? [McAllen map]

This giant Life Preserver is located at an ICO (Inter City Oil) gas station. The station was closed when this photo was taken in 2011. By 2015, the pumps had been removed and the building was vacant but the Life Preserver was still there. In 2018, the building and Life Preserver were gone.

This Rod & Reel was built in 1999. It was over 71 feet tall and had a functional four-foot-wide reel. Around 2020, it was replaced with a giant shark.

This giant Fishing Pole was located at an unidentified bait shop. It was still there in 2018 but gone by 2019.

Rod & Reel [gone]
Marathon, FL
This Rod & Reel was installed at Surfside Bait and Tackle sometime between 2011 and 2015. By 2022, the store had closed and the Rod & Reel were gone.

Giant Fishing Pole and Fish
Troy, MT
This Giant Fishing Pole and Fish was installed by 2013. It is located next to Callahan Creek. [map]

More Giant Fishing Poles:
Detroit Lakes, MN
Libby, MT
Hebo, OR [gone]
Brule, WI
Houston, BC

Giant Fishing Fly
Dutch John, UT
This Giant Fishing Fly was originally installed in Logan, UT. It was built in the late 1990s by Kohn Smith. It is a replica of the "Royal Wulff" and is over 32 feet long. In 2017, it was sold and moved here to the Dutch John Resort. These photos are from 2022. For more, see this website. [map]

More Giant Fishing Flies & Lures:
Miramar Beach, FL [gone]

Meteor City, AZ
Grants, NM
The Dreamcatcher in Meteor City is believed to be largest in the world. It is about 12 feet in diameter. It has been located at the Meteor City Trading Post since at least 2002. The first photo above is from 2006. By 2007, the sign and the flags were missing. The second photo is from 2012. The trading closed a few months after that. The Dreamcatcher is still there but the feathers are gone and the netting has fallen apart. [first photo thanks Glenda Campbell] [map]

The Dreamcatcher in Grants is located between the Asian Supper Buffet and the Days Inn. [map]

Vacuums [gone]
River Oaks, TX
Vacuum [gone]
King of Prussia, PA
The Giant Vacuums in River Oaks were located at Evans Vacuum Cleaners. The store had closed by 2018 and the Vacuums where gone.

The Evans Vacuum in Fort Worth, TX has a few giant vacuums hanging inside the store.

The Giant Vacuum in King of Prussia was installed in front of Steve's Sewing & Vacuum Center. The store moved in 2017 and the giant vacuum was removed.

Candlelight Cottages
Bolton Landing, NY
Prayer Candle
San Antonio, TX
Peace Candle
of the World
Scappoose, OR
The Candlelight Cottages displays this giant, gas-burning candle on their front lawn. [map]

The 40-foot-tall Prayer Candle is officially known as the Veladora of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It was created by Jesse Trevino in 2003 as a devotional to the Virgin Mary. It is installed on the wall of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. For more, see this website. [map]

The Peace Candle of the World is about 50 feet tall and was built in 1971 from a silo which was coated with wax. The candle was created on this site by the Brock Candles factory which burned down in 1990. There was originally an actual wick. The flame was later replaced with a natural gas line and then later with electricity. For more, see this website. [map]

Peace Candle
Damascus, OR
2008: 2015:
The original Centennial Peace Candle was built in 1959 from 20 tons of candle wax gathered by local children. It was molded into a 21.5-foot-tall candle and installed on Main Street. It was lit and burned for 100 days. This concrete and steel replica monument was built in 1961. In 2009, the candle was restored and a stainless-steel flame was added. For more, see this website. [map]

Candle [gone]
Golden, CO
Giant Candles
Centerville, IN
Giant Firecracker
Armagosa Valley, NV
This Giant Candle in Golden was built as a lighthouse in 2002 for a Shurgard Self-Storage center. The structure was converted into a candle around 2004 for Candlelight Storage. This photo is from 2012. In 2019, the candle had been remodeled for another storage business and the top was removed. For more, see this website. [map]

The Candles in Centerville were built in 2006 for the Warm Glow Candle Outlet. Three candles are used for the sign located right off the I-70 exit. The larger, 25-foot-tall candle is part of the store's building. For more, see this website. [map]

The Giant Firecracker in Armagosa Valley is located at Alamo Fireworks. It conceals a water tank and has been there since at least 2008. [map]

More Giant Candles:
South Deerfield, MA

Big Bowl [gone]
Chicago, IL
The Big Bowl is a Chinese and Thai restaurant with four locations in Chicago, three in Minnesota and one in Virginia. At least a few of the other locations have these giant bowls. These photos are from 2006. This location is gone now but there is another here. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

Vacaville, CA
Cell Phone [gone]
Millsboro, DE
Hand Truck
Johnston, RI
Giant Tattoo Gun
Jacksonville, NC
Tattoo Gun [gone]
Key Largo, FL
This Giant Microscope is about 16 feet tall. It was installed in front of the Vacaville Art Gallery & Gift Shop in 2014. It was built by Phillip Glashoff from fire extinguishers, a tractor bucket, and other recycled metal. [map]

This Giant Cell Phone advertised for an Atlantic Cellular store. This photo is from 2009. The Cell Phone was still there in 2014 but gone by 2018.

The Giant Hand Truck stands in front of Yankee Supply. It was built in the mid-1990s and is 12 feet tall. The wheels are made from car tires. [map]

This Giant Tattoo Gun in Jacksonville doubles as a sign for Stout's House of Pain Tattoos. [map]

This Giant Tattoo Gun in Key Largo was installed on the building at Fire Ink Tattoo around 2018. It was about six feet tall. Around 2022, the studio moved next door and the Tattoo Gun was gone.

More Giant Phones:
Bryant Pond, ME

More Giant Tattoo Guns:
Anchorage, AK

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