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Hammering Man

1300 1st Ave, Intersection of First Avenue and University Street, Seattle, WA 98101-2003
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When this first went up over 30 yrs ago, I was certain it was a tribute to Seattle's... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Old P
Intersting art

Was looking through things to review on TripAdvisor and this came up. There really is not to much... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
William S
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  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
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1300 1st Ave, Intersection of First Avenue and University Street, Seattle, WA 98101-2003
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

When this first went up over 30 yrs ago, I was certain it was a tribute to Seattle's socialist/communist trending at the time. Now I'm sure of it! A disgrace to all things American. I gave it two stars because it moves...

Thank Old P
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Was looking through things to review on TripAdvisor and this came up. There really is not to much to this attraction. It is a large piece of art depicting an man hammering. It has motion. Personally didn't get much out of it but then we...More

Thank William S
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I used to think our hammering man- outside of the art museum was a one off , unique sculpture -and loved him for that. But now I have seen him in a few other cities- and its like knowing the guy you are dating is...More

1  Thank couplessPS
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

In a city full of art, this moving statue was very cool. It sits outside the secondary entrance to the Seattle Art Museum and right across from the Harbor Steps. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank jehenson81
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

The Seattle Art Museum is a must for tourists; it’s small and can be covered in a few hours, depending on the installations. No time? Drive by and see Hammering Man! You can’t miss him right in front of the museum.

1  Thank greatcats
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

The hammering man is centralized downtown so if that’s where you are located and you walk around, you’re going to see it whether you wanted to or not! It is located right by SAM.

Thank Chelsea S
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

If you do any of the city tours, you will most likely come across this as it's on your way to Pike Place Market. Something most tourists can't miss. I do not really appreciate these kind of sculptures most of the time, but they are...More

1  Thank LifeisTooShort69
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

If you are touring Seattle, you can’t help but notice this massive piece of public street art. The city decided that for each new development, a certain percentage must be dedicated to the arts. What a novel concept! In any case, you will see this...More

Thank Daniel A
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Johnathan Borofsky’s Hammering Man—a monumental moving sculpture owned by the City of Seattle is situated just outside SAM on 1st Avenue and University. It honors the women and men of the working classes. What is nice to note, The massive moving arm takes the day...More

Thank borninthebronx54
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We came across this impressive piece of art whilst exploring downtown Seattle. The arm moves in a hammering motion.

Thank Owlincallington
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