"The Spirit of Detroit" was created by Metro Detroit sculptor, Marshall Fredericks in the 1950s. At the time, the 26-foot bronze monument was the largest cast statue made since the Renaissance. The massive giant sits on a 60-ton marble base on the corner of Woodward Avenue and East Larned Street. His name came not from the artist, but from the people of Detroit. And to this day, this icon is synonymous with the city itself.
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