Bolt of Lightning … A Memorial to Benjamin Franklin
1984 by Isamu Noguchi
Ben Franklin is memorialized in Isamu Noguchi’s Bolt of Lightning, a giant steel sculpture representing Franklin’s famous kite-flying experiment.
Noguchi first proposed Bolt of Lightning in 1933, but his design was considered too radical at the time. Half a century later, it seemed just right, and Noguchi himself chose the location.