Packing A Punch

IMG_5170At the far edge of downtown Detroit, just across the river from Canada, is a monument to heavyweight boxer Joe Louis.  It’s a huge fist and arm, suspended from a pyramid.

It’s a wonderful sculpture, with the fist and the outstretched arm conveying an awesome sense of power.  Curiously, the Detroit city fathers have placed it on a traffic island in the middle of an intersection, where it’s not easy to get to and see up close.  I took a close look, anyway.

What’s the point of having a cool bit of sculpture in your downtown area if you put it in an inaccessible location?  Detroit should move “The Fist” to a better place, where everyone can enjoy it.

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