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12-06-2009, 01:09 PM
I don't know how many of you are familiar with the gigantic cigar store Indian who stands atop a building on South Pulaski (it's sometimes called "The Indian Building.")
I am curious to know how tall the statue is? I tried to call Capital Cigar Store using a number I found online, but it has been disconnected. I may try to call the Midwest Eye Clinic (in the same building) tomorrow to see if anyone there has that information.
Meanwhile, does anybody here have any ideas about how I can find out how tall the statue is?
12-06-2009, 02:43 PM
This is 63/Pulaski. GoogleMaps Streetview link: here (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=midwest+eye+clinic,&sll=41.780209,-87.722719&sspn=0.003968,0.010568&gl=us&ie=UTF8&radius=0.27&rq=1&ev=zi&hq=midwest+eye+clinic,&hnear=&ll=41.778801,-87.722751&spn=0,359.989432&z=17&layer=c&cbll=41.77867,-87.722752&panoid=Spj45zdmWiRBhmjrF9OJYg&cbp=12,297.73,,0,-3.13)
There's a user photo on that map page that has an Olympic torch (I think) edited in.
No Charge Estimate: About 12-16 feet with extended arm, not including footings. Total height above street level looks like maybe 32-36 feet.
12-06-2009, 03:05 PM
Thanks! I'll make a note of that. I'm useless at estimating measurements, distances, etc.
12-06-2009, 03:14 PM
I'm also wondering how long the statue has been on top of the building and/or how old it is.
Tim R. Mortiss
12-06-2009, 05:14 PM
There's a fairly straight-on photo at this sight (click to enlarge it):
There is a door just below him, and he looks about 2.5 times as tall as the door (head to toe). If we assume the door is about seven feet high, that makes the Injun about 17-18 feet tall.
12-06-2009, 06:32 PM
Good eye, Tim! (I guess you won't need to go to the eye clinic and get glasses like the Indian did...)
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