Benjamin Franklin National Memorial

The Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, located in the rotunda of The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, features a colossal statue of seated Benjamin Franklin. The 20-foot (6.1 m)-tall memorial, sculpted by James Earle Fraser between 1906 and 1911, honors the writer, inventor and American statesman. With a weight of 30 short tons (27 t), the statue stands on a 92-short-ton (83 t) pedestal of white Seravezza marble.[2] The statue is the focal piece of the memorial hall, designed by John T. Windrim after the Pantheon, dedicated in 1938.

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