Standing 48' tall, the Hammering Man, by the prolific Jonathon Borofsky, pounds out a steady cadence for progress on the forthcoming Seattle Art Museum expansion.
The "Man's" similarly sized sibling (44') swings a hammer in Basel, Switzerland, along with big brothers in Frankfurt, Germany (70') and Seoul, Korea (72'). Oddly enough, the shortest outdoor sib (24') is in, of all places, Dallas, TX.
Over the next 20 years, SAM, not the "Man", will eventually occupy 12 stories of the new building, in vertically organized space rising 155' above street level. This will triple the museum's current 150,000 sq/ft of space to an expansive 450,000. Learn more.
Look down on all of this from the WAMU-SAM webcam - and see all the way up First Avenue to Belltown.