The bronze Rocky Balboa statue designed by A. Thomas Schomberg, was commissioned by Sylvester Stallone and stands at the base of the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The statue, 10 feet tall and weighing in at a heavyweight contender 2-tons, was one of three that were cast, and this particular one was originally seen in the Rocky III movie, placed at the top of Rocky’s Steps, the entrance to the museum, where he relentlessly worked out. It has been moved a few times and finally allowed to rest in its current position.
The popular figure attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world and is considered one of the “must see” attractions when visiting the City of Brotherly Love. Not that the statue is on par with historic artifacts such as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall or Betsy Ross’ house, among many other sites to take in while in Philadelphia, but it is iconic and a part of modern cuture.
There are those who complain about a movie prop earning the right to be displayed so prominently where historical or other real-life sports figures are not, but the Rocky saga has touched the hearts and spirit of millions with the story of an underdog overcoming all manner of obstacles to achieve his goal.
The majestic Rocky statue stands proud, welcoming visitors from all parts of the globe, always ready to be part of a family photograph.
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