Aero Memorial

Aero Memorial (HM20NL)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19103 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 57.486', W 75° 10.322'

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—Paul Manship (1885-1966) —

Shaped like a celestial sphere, this gilded bronze sculpture is dedicated to Pennsylvania aviators who died in World War I. The outer structure suggests as astronomical instrument, and the figures illustrate signs of the zodiac. Sculptor Paul Manship also created Duck Girl in Rittenhouse Square and Prometheus at New York's Rockefeller Center.
First proposed during World War I by the Aero Club of Pennsylvania, the memorial was commissioned by the Fairmount Park Art Association. It was donated to the City of Philadelphia in 1950.
HM NumberHM20NL
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Date Added Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 485306 N 4423120
Decimal Degrees39.95810000, -75.17203333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.486', W 75° 10.322'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 29.16" N, 75° 10' 19.32" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267, 610, 212, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 271-299 N 20th St, Philadelphia PA 19103, US
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