List of the tallest statues in the United States

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This list of the tallest statues in the United States ranks free-standing statues based on their height from base to top. The list also includes novelty architecture, (which are not statues).

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Statues over 12.2 m (40 ft)[edit]

Statue Height Image Sculptor Completed Location Coordinates Materials Notes
m ft
Birth of the New World 110 360
Birth of the New World monument.jpg
Zurab Tsereteli 2016 Arecibo, Puerto Rico 18°29′10″N 66°37′29″W / 18.48611°N 66.62472°W / 18.48611; -66.62472 (Birth of the New World (Arecibo, Puerto Rico)) bronze
Statue of Liberty
Liberty Enlightening the World
46 151
Statue of Liberty (13365028933).jpg
Frédéric Bartholdi 1886 Liberty Island, New York Harbor 40°41′21″N 74°02′40″W / 40.6892°N 74.0445°W / 40.6892; -74.0445 (Statue of Liberty (New York)) cast copper on metal armature National Park Service, US Department of the Interior. http://www.nps.gov/archive/stli/prod02.htm</ref>
The interior framework was designed by Gustave Eiffel.
Pegasus and Dragon 33.5 110
Pegasus & Dragon.jpg
Mark Kara (designer)
Stark Engineers[1]
Strassacker Art Foundry[2]
2014 Gulfstream Park Racetrack and Casino,
Hallandale Beach, Florida
25°58′56″N 80°08′26″W / 25.982155°N 80.140495°W / 25.982155; -80.140495 (Pegasus and the Dragon (Hallandale Beach, Florida)) bronze and steel Pegasus is 33.4 m (110 ft) in height.
The dragon is 15.2 m (50 ft) in height
Live webcam of the sculpture.[1]
Our Lady of the Rockies 27 88.6
Our Lady of the Rockies crop.jpg
Robert O'Bill (artist/creator) Laurien Eugene Riehl (designer) 1985 Butte, Montana 46°0′1.7″N 112°26′46.58″W / 46.000472°N 112.4462722°W / 46.000472; -112.4462722 (Our Lady of the Rockies (Butte, Montana)) concrete base; stainless steel statue Stands upon a 1.5 m (5 ft) base
Total monument height: 28.5 m (93.6 ft)[3]
Metaphor: The Tree of Utah 27 87 Karl Momen 1986 Bonneville Salt Flats,
Western Utah
Coordinates: 40°44′00″N 113°33′03″W / 40.73322°N 113.55086°W / 40.73322; -113.55086 concrete
Golden Driller[4] 23 75
GoldenDriller.jpg
1953 Tulsa Expo Center,
Tulsa, Oklahoma
36°08′01″N 95°55′52″W / 36.133638°N 95.931158°W / 36.133638; -95.931158 (Golden Driller (Tulsa, Oklahoma)) cast concrete and plaster
Tuong Phat Quan Am 21.94 72 Quanam3.jpg Mai Chi Kim[5] 1998 Chua Viet Nam,
Sugar Land, Texas
29°40′15″N 95°37′03″W / 29.670853°N 95.617491°W / 29.670853; -95.617491 (Chua Viet Nam) cast concrete
Brachiosaurus Mother and Baby 21.34 70 The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis Welcome Center.jpg Gary Staab 2009 Children's Museum of Indianapolis,
Indianapolis, Indiana
39°48′39″N 86°9′27″W / 39.81083°N 86.15750°W / 39.81083; -86.15750 (Children's Museum of Indianapolis) fiberglass
United States Marine Corps War Memorial
(Iwo Jima Memorial)
20.7 68 USMC-080812-M-4926H-004.jpg Felix de Weldon 1954 Arlington Ridge Park,
Arlington, Virginia
38°53′25.7″N 77°04′10.85″W / 38.890472°N 77.0696806°W / 38.890472; -77.0696806 (Marine Corps War Memorial) bronze
Iwo Jima Memorial 5.JPG
Stands upon a 3 m (10 ft) base.
Total monument height: 23.7 m (78 ft)[6]

View with Washington, D.C. in the distance.
Giraffe[7] 20.6 67.6 Bob Cassilly[8] 1997 Dallas Zoo,
Dallas, Texas
32°44′38″N 96°48′52″W / 32.74389°N 96.81444°W / 32.74389; -96.81444 (Dallas Zoo's giraffe statue (Dallas, Texas)) bronze and plexiglass
A Tribute to Courage
(Sam Houston statue)
20.5 67 David Adickes 1994 Huntsville, Texas 30°39′40″N 95°30′39″W / 30.66111°N 95.51083°W / 30.66111; -95.51083 (Tribute to Courage (Huntsville, Texas)) cast concrete Stands upon a 3 m (10 ft) pedestal[9]
Christ of the Ozarks[10] 20 65.5
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Emmet Sullivan 1966 Magnetic Mountain,
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
36°24′24.87″N 93°43′23.41″W / 36.4069083°N 93.7231694°W / 36.4069083; -93.7231694 (Christ of the Ozarks (Eureka Springs, Arkansas)) cast concrete
Lucy the Elephant 19.7 65 Lucy2011.JPG James V. Lafferty, designer 1881 Margate City, New Jersey 39°19′14.33″N 74°30′42.85″W / 39.3206472°N 74.5119028°W / 39.3206472; -74.5119028 (Lucy the Elephant) wood, tin sheeting Similar novelty buildings built at Coney Island, New York (Elephantine Colossus)
and Cape May, New Jersey do not survive.
NRHP listed.
Brontosaurus
"Dinny the Dinosaur"
19.7 65 Cabazon Dinosaurs, Dinny, 2014.jpg Claude K. Bell 1978 Dinosaur Delights,
Cabazon, California
33°55′12.5″N 116°46′22.25″W / 33.920139°N 116.7728472°W / 33.920139; -116.7728472 (Cabazon Dinosaurs) concrete over a steel frame
Cabazon Dinosaurs, Mr. Rex, 2014.jpg
The novelty building is 45.7 m (150 ft) in length.
The roadside attraction also features a 13.7 m (45 ft) Tyrannosaurus Rex statue.[11]
Indian of Skowhegan 18.9 62 Bernard Langlais 1969 Skowhegan, Maine 44°46′04″N 69°43′11″W / 44.767792°N 69.719803°W / 44.767792; -69.719803 (Indian of Skowhegan) wood, concrete base Created for the 150th anniversary of Maine statehood
Stands upon a 6.1 m (20 ft) base
Total monument height: 25 m (82 ft)[12]
The Father of Texas
(Stephen Austin statue)
18.3 60 David Adickes 2009 Angleton, Texas 29°09′02″N 95°26′58″W / 29.150535°N 95.449331°W / 29.150535; -95.449331 (The Father of Texas (Angleton, Texas)) cast concrete Stands upon a 3 m (10 ft) pedestal[13]
Vulcan 17.1 56
Vulcan statue Birmingham AL 2008 snow retouched.jpg
Giuseppe Moretti 1904 Red Mountain,
Birmingham, Alabama
33°29′30.18″N 86°47′43.86″W / 33.4917167°N 86.7955167°W / 33.4917167; -86.7955167 (Vulcan statue (Birmingham, Alabama)) cast iron
Vulcan statue.jpg
Created for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.
Stands upon a 38.4 m (126 ft) tower.
Total monument height: 55.5 m (182 ft)[14]
Hiawatha 15.8 52 Gordon Displays 1964 Hiawatha Park,
Ironwood, Michigan
46°26′59″N 90°09′44″W / 46.449709°N 90.162152°W / 46.449709; -90.162152 (Hiawatha Statue) fiberglass Stands upon a 0.8 m (2.5 ft) base
Total monument height: 16.6 m (54.5 ft)[15]
Lux Mundi
Light of the World
15.8 52
Lux Mundi, the sculpture of Jesus at Solid Rock Church.jpg
Tom Tsuchiya 2012 Solid Rock Church,
Monroe, Ohio
39°27′13.78″N 84°19′35.37″W / 39.4538278°N 84.3264917°W / 39.4538278; -84.3264917 (Lux Mundi (Solid Rock Church, Monroe, Ohio)) polymer, composite, steel
Dignity 15.24 50
Dignity Statue.jpg
2016 43°47′12.75″N 99°20′17.83″W / 43.7868750°N 99.3382861°W / 43.7868750; -99.3382861
Jolly Green Giant 15.2 50
JollyGreenGiantBlueEarthMN2006-05-20.JPG
Creative Displays
F.A.S.T. Corp.
1979 Blue Earth, Minnesota 43°39′02″N 94°5′46″W / 43.65056°N 94.09611°W / 43.65056; -94.09611 (Jolly Green Giant statue (Blue Earth, Minnesota)) fiberglass Stands upon a 1.7 m (5.5 ft) base
Total monument height: 16.9 m (55.5 ft)[16]
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox 15 49.2 Paul Bunyan and Babe Klamath California.jpg Ward Berg Bunyan 1961
Babe 1950
Trees of Mystery,
Klamath, California
41°35′4.1″N 124°5′8.83″W / 41.584472°N 124.0857861°W / 41.584472; -124.0857861 (Trees of Mystery) wood, chicken wire, stucco Replaced a 1946 Bunyan statue by Ray & William Thompson.[17]
Based on a model by Ann Cooper.[18]
Black Hawk Statue
The Eternal Indian
14.6 48
BlackHawkStatue 003.jpg
Lorado Taft 1911 Lowden State Park,
near Oregon, Illinois
42°2′03″N 89°19′59″W / 42.03417°N 89.33306°W / 42.03417; -89.33306 (Black Hawk Statue (Lowden State Park near Oregon, Illinois)) concrete
Hammering Man 14.6 48 Lippincott, Inc. 1991 Seattle Art Museum,
Washington, Seattle
(47°36′25.31″N 122°20′17.20″W / 47.6070306°N 122.3381111°W / 47.6070306; -122.3381111) steel [19]
Atlas 13.7 45
New York City, May 2014 - 033.JPG
Lee Lawrie 1937 Rockefeller Center,
Manhattan, New York City
40°45′32.12″N 73°58′37.84″W / 40.7589222°N 73.9771778°W / 40.7589222; -73.9771778 (Atlas (statue)) bronze,
granite base
Stands upon a 2.7 m (9 ft) base.
Total monument height: 16.4 m (54 ft)
The Keeper of the Plains 13.4 44
The Keeper of the Plains Wichita, Kansas.jpg
Blackbear Bosin 1974 Mid-America All-Indian Center,
Wichita, Kansas
37°41′29″N 97°20′59″W / 37.69139°N 97.34972°W / 37.69139; -97.34972 (The Keeper of the Plains (Wichita, Kansas)) Cor-Ten steel Stands upon a 9.1 m (30 ft) rock promontory
Rocket Thrower 12.95 42.5 FLMeCoPark8023 crop.JPG Donald De Lue 1964 Flushing Meadows–Corona Park,
Queens, New York City
40°44′51″N 73°50′32″W / 40.7474°N 73.8421°W / 40.7474; -73.8421 (Rocket Thrower) bronze Created for the 1964 New York World's Fair[20]
Athena Parthenos
Athena of the Parthenon
12.8 42
Athena Parthenos LeQuire.jpg
Alan LeQuire 1990 Parthenon,
Nashville, Tennessee
36°08′59″N 86°48′49″W / 36.14972°N 86.81361°W / 36.14972; -86.81361 (Athena_Parthenos (Nashville, Tennessee)) composite of gypsum cement and fiberglass Tallest indoor statue in United States.

Statues between 6.1 and 12.2 m (20 and 40 ft)[edit]

Statue Height Image Sculptor Completed Location Coordinates Materials Notes
m ft
Big Freeport Indian
Chief Passamaquoddy
12.2 40 Rodman Shutt 1969 Conundrum Wine Bistro,
313 Yarmouth Road,
Freeport, Maine
43°49′04″N 70°08′41″W / 43.817851°N 70.144675°W / 43.817851; -70.144675 (Big Freeport Indian) fiberglass Stands upon a 2.7 m (9 ft) base
Total monument height: 14.9 m (49 ft)[21]
Nickname: "BFI"
Victory
"Miss Indiana"
11.58 38
Soldiers Sailors Mon IN 1898.jpg
George Brewster 1893 Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument,
Indianapolis, Indiana
39°46′6″N 86°9′29″W / 39.76833°N 86.15806°W / 39.76833; -86.15806 (Soldiers and Sailors Monument (Indiana)) bronze Victory stands atop a 75 m (246 ft) tower.
Total monument height: 86.56 m (284 ft)[22]
Restored in 2011[23]
Vision of Peace
Indian God of Peace
11.58 38
Milles Godofpeace.jpg
Carl Milles 1936 City Hall,
St. Paul, Minnesota
44°56′39″N 93°5′38″W / 44.94417°N 93.09389°W / 44.94417; -93.09389 (Vision of Peace (Indian God of Peace)) Mexican onyx
William Penn 11.3 37 PH(1897) p11 STATUE OF WILLIAM PENN.jpg Alexander Milne Calder 1894 City Hall,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
39°57′10″N 75°09′49″W / 39.95281°N 75.16352°W / 39.95281; -75.16352 (Philadelphia City Hall) bronze Stands atop a 155.75 m (511 ft) tower designed by John McArthur, Jr..
2013 Philadelphia City Hall from S. Broad Street at Locust Street.jpg
Apatosaurus
"Wall Drug Dinosaur"
11.3 37 Wall Drug Dinosaur.JPG Emmet Sullivan 1968 Wall Drug Store,
Wall, South Dakota
43°59′36″N 102°14′30″W / 43.993231°N 102.241795°W / 43.993231; -102.241795 (Wall Drug) concrete over an iron frame The dinosaur statue is 24.4 m (80 ft) in length.
Portlandia 11.25 36.9 Raymond Kaskey 1985 The Portland Building,
Portland, Oregon
45°30′56.7″N 122°40′44.5″W / 45.515750°N 122.679028°W / 45.515750; -122.679028 (Portlandia (statue)) bronze
The Portland Building.jpg
Stands atop the entrance pavilion to The Portland Building.
National Monument to the Forefathers
Central figure: Faith
11 36
Monument to the Forefathers 1.jpg
Faith: William Rimmer & [John D.?] Perry 1907 Pilgrim Memorial State Park,
Plymouth, Massachusetts
41°57′36″N 70°40′34″W / 41.96000°N 70.67611°W / 41.96000; -70.67611 (Monument to the Forefathers) solid granite Faith stands upon a 13.7 m (45 ft) pedestal.
Total monument height: 24.7 m (81 ft)[24]
Other figures: Alexander Doyle, Carl Conrads & James H. Mahoney.
Architect: Joseph Edward Billings
Iron Man 11 36 Jack E. Anderson 1987 Minnesota Discovery Center,
Chisholm, Minnesota
47°17′20″N 92°32′15″W / 47.28876°N 92.53762°W / 47.28876; -92.53762 (Iron Man (Chisholm Minnesota)) iron ore Stands upon a 14 m (45 ft) pedestal.
Total monument height: 25 m (81 ft)[25]
Paul Bunyan 10.1 33 Akeley-Minnesota-Paul-Bunyan.jpg Dean Krotzer 1985 Paul Bunyan Historical Museum,
Akeley, Minnesota
47°00′12″N 94°43′50″W / 47.003348°N 94.730593°W / 47.003348; -94.730593 (Paul Bunyan Statue) fiberglass Visitors can sit in Bunyan's right hand.[26]
David (inspired by Michelangelo) 10 32.8 Serkan ozkaya david.jpg Serkan Özkaya 2011 21c Museum Hotel,
700 W. Main Street,
Louisville, Kentucky
fiberglass Stands upon a 5 m (16.4 ft) pedestal[27]
Total monument height: 15 m (49.2 ft)
Ceres 9.4 31 20120929 Chicago Board of Trade Building top recrop.jpg John Storrs 1930 Chicago Board of Trade Building,
Chicago, Illinois
41°52′41.25″N 87°37′56.1″W / 41.8781250°N 87.632250°W / 41.8781250; -87.632250 (Chicago Board of Trade Building) aluminum
Chicago Board Of Trade Building.jpg
Stands atop a 184 m (605 ft) office building.
Paul Bunyan 9.4 31 Paul Bunyan statue in Bangor, Maine.jpg J. Norman Martin 1959 Bass Park,
Bangor, Maine
44°47′19″N 68°46′42″W / 44.788657°N 68.778337°W / 44.788657; -68.778337 (Paul Bunyan Statue) fiberglass over a steel frame Stands upon a 2.1 m (6.7 ft) base
Total monument height: 11.5 m (37.7 ft)[28]
Paul Bunyan 9.4 31 Paul Bunyan Portland.jpg Victor R. Nelson 1959 Portland, Oregon 45°35′02″N 122°41′12″W / 45.583829°N 122.686616°W / 45.583829; -122.686616 (Paul Bunyan Statue) concrete over a steel frame Created for the 1959 Oregon Centennial Exposition
NRHP listed.[29]
Bellerophon Taming Pegasus 9.1 30 Columbia University, NYC (June 2014) - 13.JPG Jacques Lipchitz 1977 Jerome Greene Hall,
Columbia University,
New York City
40°48′25.34″N 73°57′38.09″W / 40.8070389°N 73.9605806°W / 40.8070389; -73.9605806 (Bellerophon Taming Pegasus) bronze
Martin Luther King, Jr. 8.53 28 Lei Yixin 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial,
West Potomac Park,
Washington, D.C.
38°53′10″N 77°2′39″W / 38.88611°N 77.04417°W / 38.88611; -77.04417 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial) granite Carved into a 9.1 m (30 ft) block of granite.[30]
The Equestrian
Don Juan de Oñate
8.53 28 John Sherrill Houser & Ethan Taliesin Houser 2007 El Paso International Airport,
El Paso, Texas
31°47′46.021″N 106°23′44.84″W / 31.79611694°N 106.3957889°W / 31.79611694; -106.3957889 (Monument to the Forefathers) bronze The Equestrian stands upon a 2.4 m (8 ft) base.
Total monument height: 11 m (36 ft)[31]
Hermann Heights Monument 8.2 27 HermannMonumentNewUlmMN.JPG Alfonz Pelzer 1897 New Ulm, Minnesota sheet copper over iron Stands on a 21 m (70 ft) iron column encircled by a spiral staircase to the dome, which is supported by 10 iron columns and a Kasota stone base.
Forever Marilyn
(Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch)
7.9 26   Seward Johnson 2011 The Sculpture Foundation,
Hamilton, New Jersey
stainless steel, aluminum Exhibited in Chicago, Illinois (2011–12) and Palm Springs,
California (2012–14)
Dancing Hog 7.6 25 Eugene Sargent 2018 Hogeye Inc., Fayetteville, Arkansas Installed at the border of Fayetteville and Farmington.[32]
Civic Fame 7.6 25 2008-05-04 CanonS3 IMG 3076 Civic Fame crop.jpg Adolph Alexander Weinman 1914 Manhattan Municipal Building,
New York City
40°42′46.67″N 74°0′14″W / 40.7129639°N 74.00389°W / 40.7129639; -74.00389 (Manhattan Municipal Building) gilded copper
Manhattan Municipal Building by David Shankbone edited-1 crop.jpg
Stands atop a 180 m (580 ft) office building.
There is disagreement as to whether the model for
the statue was Audrey Munson or Julia “Dudie” Baird.
Miss Pocahontas[33] 7.6 25 W. C. Ballard 1956 Pocahontas, Iowa 42°43′58″N 94°39′31″W / 42.732739°N 94.658478°W / 42.732739; -94.658478 (Miss Pocahontas) steel, wood & fiberglass
Johnny Kaw 7.6 25 JohnnyKaw.JPG William Stewart 1966 Manhattan, Kansas 39°18′02″N 96°57′36″W / 39.30056°N 96.96000°W / 39.30056; -96.96000 (Johnny Kaw) concrete over a steel frame Stands upon a 0.25 m (0.75 ft) base
Total monument height: 7.85 m (25.75 ft)[34]
Unconditional Surrender 7.6 25 Seward Johnson 2007 San Diego, California foam core with a urethane outer layer
Orpheus
Francis Scott Key Monument
7.3 24 FMcHOrpheus.jpg Charles Henry Niehaus 1922 Fort McHenry
Baltimore, Maryland
39°15′50.91″N 76°34′54.75″W / 39.2641417°N 76.5818750°W / 39.2641417; -76.5818750 (Francis Scott Key Monument) bronze Commissioned in 1914 to commemorate the centennial
of Key's writing of The Star-Spangled Banner.
Stands upon a 4.6 m (15 ft) pedestal
Total monument height: 11.9 m (39 ft)[35]
Fountain of Time 7.3 24 Fountain of Time July 2013 3.jpg Lorado Taft 1922 Washington Park,
Chicago, Illinois
41°47′12.3″N 87°36′27.9″W / 41.786750°N 87.607750°W / 41.786750; -87.607750 (Fountain of Time) hollow-cast concrete over a steel frame Panorama of the Fountain of Time.JPG
Total monument length: 38.7 m (127 ft)
Father Time watching the parade of humanity
Ad Astra (To the Stars) 6.76 22.2 Ad astra.svg Richard Bergen 2002 Kansas State Capitol,
Tokepa, Kansas
39°02′53″N 95°40′41″W / 39.04806°N 95.67806°W / 39.04806; -95.67806 (Kansas State Capitol) bronze
2010 Topeka Kansas USA 4843140582.jpg
A Kansa warrior aiming an arrow at the North Star[36]
Stands atop the Capitol dome
The American Volunteer
"Old Simon"
6.55 21.5
Private Soldier Monument Antietam National Cemetery NPS.jpg
Carl Conrads
George Keller (architect)
1876
installed 1880
Antietam National Cemetery,
Sharpsburg, Maryland
39°27′33″N 77°44′28″W / 39.45917°N 77.74111°W / 39.45917; -77.74111 (The American Volunteer) solid granite
The American Volunteer 1876 Centennial Exposition (cropped).jpg
Stands upon a 7 m (23 ft) pedestal.
Total monument height: 13.55 m (44.5 ft)
Exhibited at the 1876 Centennial Exposition.
Tallest statue in the United States prior to 1886
completion of the Statue of Liberty.[37]
Goddess of Victory and Peace 6.4 21 Goddess of Victory and Peace PA Monument Gettysburg 1910.jpg Samuel Murray 1910 Pennsylvania State Memorial
Gettysburg Battlefield,
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
39°48′27″N 77°14′07″W / 39.807588°N 77.235153°W / 39.807588; -77.235153 (The Pennsylvania State Memorial) bronze
Gettysburg Battlefield (3441638902).jpg
Stands atop a 27.1 m (89 ft) pavilion.
Total monument height: 33.5 m (110 ft)
The goddess figure was cast from melted-down
cannons.[38]
Apotheosis of St. Louis 6.1 20 Apotheosis-of-saint-louis.jpg Charles Henry Niehaus 1903-06 St. Louis Art Museum,
St. Louis, Missouri
38°38′23″N 90°17′39″W / 38.63980°N 90.29409°W / 38.63980; -90.29409 (Apotheosis of St. Louis) bronze Niehaus modeled the statue in plaster for the 1904 St. Louis
World's Fair. It was later cast in bronze by W. R. Hodges.
Stands upon a 5.9 m (19.5 ft) pedestal.
Total monument height: 12 m (39.5 ft)[39]
Columbia Triumphant
USS Maine Quadriga
6.1 20 USS Maine (ACR-1) Monument Columbus Circle NYC Columbia Triumphant.JPG Attilio Piccirilli 1913 USS Maine National Monument,
Columbus Circle, Central Park,
New York City
40°46′06″N 73°58′52″W / 40.768242°N 73.981012°W / 40.768242; -73.981012 (USS Maine National Monument) gilded bronze
CentralPark 02.JPG
Stands upon a 13.1 m (43 ft) pylon
Total monument height: 19.2 m (63 ft)[40]

Statues under 6.1 m (20 ft)[edit]

Statue Height Image Sculptor Completed Location Coordinates Materials Notes
m ft
‘’Statue of Freedom’’ 5.9 19.5 Freedom 1.jpg Thomas Crawford 1862 United States Capitol,
Washington, D.C.
38°53′24″N 77°0′32.4″W / 38.89000°N 77.009000°W / 38.89000; -77.009000 (Statue of Freedom) bronze
Washington, D.C Mai 2009 PD 004.JPG
Stands atop the lantern of the U.S. Capitol's dome.

The Virgin Mary

5.8

19

NDU-Goldkuppel.jpg

Giovanni Meli

1865/1882 University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN 41°42' 8.2764″N 86°14′17.4516″W gilded Stands atop The Golden Dome on the University of Notre Dame's campus.[41]
Thomas Jefferson 5.8 19 Jefferson Memorial with Declaration preamble.jpg Rudulph Evans 1943 Jefferson Memorial,
Washington, D.C.
38°52′53″N 77°2′13″W / 38.88139°N 77.03694°W / 38.88139; -77.03694 (Jefferson Memorial) bronze
Jefferson Memorial, Washington, DC 2012.JPG
Stands upon a 1.8 m (6 ft) pedestal
Total monument height: 7.6 m (25 ft)[42]
Jesus as Teacher 5.6 18.5
Bishop-barres-blesses-jesus-the-teacher-statue.jpg
Ben Fortunado Marcune 2016 Center Valley, Pennsylvania 40°32'23.8"N 75°22'28.4"W bronze Stands upon a 1.3 m (4 ft) pedestal

Total monument height 6.9 m (22.5 ft)

Angel Moroni 5.5 18 Washington D.C. Temple At Dusk.jpg Avard Fairbanks 1974 Kensington, Maryland 39°00′50″N 77°03′59″W / 39.0138526°N 77.0663723°W / 39.0138526; -77.0663723 (Washing DC Temple) gilded Stands atop the Washington D.C. Temple of the LDS Church.[43]
Colorado
Thatcher Memorial Fountain
5.5 18 Thatcher Memorial Fountain, Denver, Colorado by Lorado Taft 1919.jpg Lorado Taft 1918 City Park,
Denver, Colorado
39°44′41″N 104°57′25″W / 39.74480°N 104.95685°W / 39.74480; -104.95685 (Thatcher Memorial Fountain) bronze Stands upon a 2.75 m (9 ft) pedestal.
Moses 5.5 18 Moses, Notre Dame.jpg Joseph Turkalj 1963 Notre Dame, IN 41°42′09″N 86°14′04″W / 41.702598°N 86.234336°W / 41.702598; -86.234336 Known as 'First Down Moses' of 'Number #1 Moses'.
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox 5.5 18 Paul Bunyan and Babe statues Bemidji Minnesota crop.JPG Cyril M. Dickenson (Bunyan)
Jim Payton (Babe)
Bunyan 1937
Babe 1939
Bemidji, Minnesota concrete and plaster Bunyan stands upon a 0.4 m (1.5 ft) base.
Total monument height: 5.9 m (19.5 ft)[44]
Illustrious Brother George Washington 5.26 17.25 George Washington Masonic National Memorial (3422742018).jpg Bryant Baker 1950 George Washington Masonic National Memorial,
Alexandria, Virginia
38°48′27″N 77°03′58″W / 38.80748°N 77.06598°W / 38.80748; -77.06598 (George Washington Masonic National Memorial) bronze Stands upon a 1.57 m (5.16 ft) pedestal.
Total monument height: 6.83 m (22.41 ft)[45]
Dedicated by President Harry S. Truman, February 22, 1950
Equestrian Statue of General Ulysses S. Grant 5.23 17.2 Monument to Grant.JPG Henry Shrady 1924 Ulysses S. Grant Memorial,
west of United States Capitol,
Washington, D.C.
38°53′23.1″N 77°0′46.4″W / 38.889750°N 77.012889°W / 38.889750; -77.012889 (Grant Memorial) bronze Stands upon a 6.86 (22.5 ft) pedestal
Total monument height: 12.1 m (39.7 ft)[46]
Theodore Roosevelt 5.2 17 Theodore Roosevelt Statue by Paul Manship.jpg Paul Manship 1967 Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial,
Potomac River, Washington, D.C.
38°53′50.74″N 77°3′50.19″W / 38.8974278°N 77.0639417°W / 38.8974278; -77.0639417 (Theodore Roosevelt Statue) bronze Stands upon a 1.7 m (5.6 ft) pedestal.
Total monument height: 9.1 m (30 ft)[47]
Pioneer Woman 5.2 17 Pioneer 2.jpg Bryant Baker 1930 Ponca City, Oklahoma bronze on granite bass The sculptor was chosen by the museum-going public
following a touring exhibition of the 12 proposed models.
Air Force Honor Guard 5.2 17 Zenos Frudakis 2006 United States Air Force Memorial,
Arlington, Virginia
38°52′07″N 77°03′59″W / 38.868649°N 77.066259°W / 38.868649; -77.066259 (US Air Force Memorial) bronze The three stainless steel spires represent
the contrails of the Air Force Thunderbirds.
The tallest of these is 82.3 m (270 ft).[48]
Superman 4.87[49] 16[49] Unknown 1993[50] Metropolis, Illinois 37°08′46″N 88°44′08″W / 37.1460999°N 88.7355066°W / 37.1460999; -88.7355066 (Superman Statue) bronze


Wisconsin 4.72 15.5 Lady Wisconsin.jpg Daniel Chester French 1913-1914 Wisconsin State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin 43°4′28″N 89°23′5″W / 43.07444°N 89.38472°W / 43.07444; -89.38472 gold-gilded bronze
Equestrian Statue of General William Tecumseh Sherman
Sherman Memorial
4.72 15.5 Sherman gilded jeh.JPG Augustus Saint Gaudens 1903 Grand Army Plaza,
Central Park,
New York City
40°45′52″N 73°58′24″W / 40.7645°N 73.9732°W / 40.7645; -73.9732 (Sherman Memorial) gilded bronze Stands upon a 2.7 m (8.8 ft) base
Total monument height: 7.42 (24.3 ft)
Diana of the Tower 4.45 14.6 Diana of the Tower Philadelphia Museum of Art cropped.jpg Augustus Saint Gaudens 1893 Philadelphia Museum of Art,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
39°57′58″N 75°10′52″W / 39.966°N 75.181°W / 39.966; -75.181 (Philadelphia Museum of Art) gilded copper
Madison Square Garden Diana.jpg
Created as a replacement weather vane for the
92.66 m (304 ft) tower of Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Removed when the building was demolished, 1925.[51]
Myles Standish Monument 4.3 14
Myles Standish monument in Duxbury, Mass.jpg
S.J. Kelly (designer)
Stephano Brignoli and Luigi Limonetta (sculptors)[52]
1898 Myles Standish Monument State Reservation, Duxbury, Massachusetts 42°00′49″N 70°41′14″W / 42.013486°N 70.6872397°W / 42.013486; -70.6872397 (Myles Standish Monument (Duxbury, Massachusetts)) granite Stands upon a 31 m (102 ft) column designed by Alden Frink.[52]
Total monument height: 35.35 m (116 ft)[53]
Drone flight around Myles Standish Monument.[54]
George Washington 4.3 14 Univ of Wash - George Washington statue 06.jpg Lorado Taft 1909 University of Washington,
Seattle, Washington
47°39′22″N 122°18′40″W / 47.6560736°N 122.3111274°W / 47.6560736; -122.3111274 (George Washington Statue) bronze Created for the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
Stands upon a 8.5 m (28 ft) pedestal.
Total monument height: 12.8 m (42 ft)[55]
Gloria Victis 4.3 14 Frederick Ruckstull 1909 Salisbury, North Carolina 35°40′06″N 80°28′16″W / 35.66833°N 80.47111°W / 35.66833; -80.47111 (Gloria Victis) bronze Stands upon a 2.7 m (9 ft) pedestal.
Total monument height: 7 m (23 ft)[56]
Benjamin Franklin 3.8 12.5 Benjamin Franklin National Memorial.jpg James Earle Fraser 1938 Benjamin Franklin National Memorial,
Franklin Institute,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
39°57′29″N 75°10′25″W / 39.95806°N 75.17361°W / 39.95806; -75.17361 (Franklin Institute) marble
Benjamin Franklin National Memorial - DSC06730.JPG
Stands upon a 2.5 m (8.4 ft) pedestal.
Total monument height: 7.3 m (20.9 ft)[57]
The Institute's rotunda is a memorial to Franklin.

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