The Eight, Modern Discus Thrower, The Plunger

Penn's Public Art - Short Tour

The Eight, Modern Discus Thrower, The Plunger

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States

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Point of Interest Details

Located at: Pottruck Health & Fitness Center: 3701 Walnut Street

The Eight: 1930. The shell was designed as a light fixture and its overall design resembles a barracuda with coxwain at the tail end'. 'McKenzie was said to have rendered the crew individually.The Modern Discus Thrower: 1926. McKenzie selected a pose that shows 'the same moment of the throw as taken by Myron, the pause between the backward andforward swings'. Posed by Hector MacDonald, Penn student, at Ipswitch, Massachusetts,.The Plunger: 1925. Posed for by Mifflin Armstrong, a Penn swimmer. These three pieces were installed in the Pottruck Center in 2002.

Year Built: 2002

Architect: R. Tait McKenzie

This point of interest is part of the tour: Penn's Public Art - Short Tour


 

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