Stainless Steel Gavel

Columbus Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Tour

Stainless Steel Gavel

Columbus, Ohio 43215, United States

Created By: William A Carpenter

Point of Interest Details

Sitting in a beautiful park-like setting between the two large justice buildings in downtown Columbus, the gavel serves as the centerpiece of a large reflecting pool. The giant piece of art was created by Andrew Scott in 2008.

Along Front Street in Downtown Columbus are located two pedestrian plazas-courtyards with some unique statues, flag poles and tidal basins/fountains. This is the large metal judicial gavel in honor if the Ohio Supreme Court. There is also a fountain/tidal pool with words (Reason, Honor, Wisdom, Justice...) written in steel. 13 feet high and 30 feet long, it’s made of about 7,000lbs of stainless steel.


Artist:Andrew F Scott

Size:30′ Long
15′ Wide
12′ High

Features:Stainless Steel Sculpture
Concrete Sculpture

Year Built:2008

In addition to being a “world’s largest”, this whimsical sculpture adds flair to the decadent Supreme Court of Ohio and surrounding government complex.

Key Details:

The Gavel is one of two art installations within courtyards adjacent to the Supreme Court of Ohio building. The sculpture reflects the decision-making authority of the Supreme Court. The sculpture is constructed of stainless steel with a concrete was funded through a grant by the Ohio State Bar Association.

If You Go:

‘Gavel’ is located in a shallow pool that is sited along Front Street in Downtown Columbus. The courtyard has a peaceful feel and provides a respite from the relatively busy adjacent streets. The downtown riverfront and Scioto Mile park are directly adjacent.


This point of interest is part of the tour: Columbus Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Tour


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