May 21, 2021

Akron unveils rubber worker statue downtown

AKRON, Ohio —Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan and Zanesville-based sculptor Alan Cottrill joined city leaders Thursday to pull the tarp off Cottrill’s Rubber Worker sculpture, the showpiece of the nearly completed “Main Street Phase 1” construction project in downtown Akron.

The 12-foot high, cast bronze statue depicts a rubber worker hand-wrapping a tire and is based on the image on the cover of the 1999 book “Wheels of Fortune: The Story of Rubber in Akron” by David Giffels and Steve Love. The sculpture figure stands on two tiers of marble and is the centerpiece of a newly built roundabout at the intersection of Main and Mill Streets.

Source: Cleveland.com

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