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Hammering Man is great!

Hammering Man is on first street just south of the Pike Place Market. It welcomes tourists and... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Seattle, Washington
Perfect to include in your city walks

We came across this by accident during one of our city walks. Due to its size and movement this is... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Newbury, United Kingdom
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1300 1st Ave, Intersection of First Avenue and University Street, Seattle, WA 98101-2003
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

Hammering Man is on first street just south of the Pike Place Market. It welcomes tourists and residents to the Seattle Art Museum. There is always a wonderful exhibit to see at the Museum. I highly recommend going. It is large, good docents, a coat...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fav26V
Reviewed 27 August 2018

When I first saw this 48-feet-tall kinetic sculpture after it went up outside the Seattle Art Museum in the early 1990s, I was underwhelmed. I thought that SAM could surely have purchased something more appealing than the giant, stylized black figure with a mechanized arm...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rumples
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Wandering around downtown we almost bumped into the Hammering Man. You would struggle to miss this modern art installation/ moving statue (is that an oxymoron?) Kind of dwarfed by the surrounding buildings, yet makings its 'own space' the Hammering Man holds its own in Seatlle....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We kept walking - I glanced at it a few time to see if it would stop working while I watched, but no luck. Public art. Well constructed. Drive by and see it if you’re in the area.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Swimfins
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We came across this by accident during one of our city walks. Due to its size and movement this is a pretty incredible modern sculpture. As it is in Central Seattle you will not need to divert far if at all!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jo20501
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

This is an automated art installation outside of art museum. We saw while across the street at Starbucks. Worth a quick look.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Another piece of art that is enjoyable to look at. Easily incorporated into a walk downtown to other areas.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank pedsnephron
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Hammering Man is a piece of art and located in front of the Seattle Art Museum. It is a tall hammering man with a bit of motion. Liked it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BeachStone2C
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...

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank OldProChef
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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