Roadside Buzz – Busted Plug Plaza ~ Columbia, SC
It’s called “Busted Plug Plaza,” and it’s four stories in height and weighs 675,000 pounds. This massive piece of art that purportedly can survive a direct hit by a tornado, was created by Columbia, SC based artist Blue Sky and was unveiled in 2001.
Although two other cities claim to have the largest Fire Hydrant /Plug, busted Plug is both bigger and heavier and thus firmly holds the title. It is located on Taylor St., between Marion and Bull Streets in the same parking lot (AgFirst Farm Credit Bank) as Blue Sky’s acclaimed “Tunnelvision.”
We stopped by to check it out on our trip to Columbia.