Throwback Thursday – Raleigh’s Giant Acorn

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#TBT We are throwing back to 1992 today, the year that Raleigh’s Giant Acorn was created. Sculptor David Benson was commissioned to make the piece to celebrate Raleigh’s bicentennial and to honor its nickname as the “City of Oaks”.  The sculpture is on permanent display in Moore Square 364 days a year, but on New Year’s Eve, the 1,250 pound copper and steel acorn is dropped via a crane at Raleigh’s First Night on Fayetteville Street. Happy Thursday!