Fremont Rocket

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The rocket in 2009

The Fremont Rocket is a rocket sculpture in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, in the United States. Before relocating to Fremont, the rocket was displayed at an army surplus store in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood. It moved to its current location when the surplus store went out of business in 1994.[1]

The rocket was constructed from military surplus, using the tail boom of a Fairchild C-119 'Flying Boxcar' transport aircraft dressed up with rocket-like fins. The rocket's details owe more to 1930s sci-fi rockets than to 1950s rocketry.

Reception[edit]

Lonely Planet called the rocket "phallic and zany-looking" and said the neighborhood has adopted it as a "community totem".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fremont Rocket". Lonely Planet. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 47°39′02″N 122°21′04″W / 47.65061°N 122.35118°W / 47.65061; -122.35118