The city of Cleveland is erecting a Superman statue… Plus the Top 5 people who deserve a statue downtown


CLEVELAND, Ohio – Looks like Cleveland will be getting a Superman statue — finally.

A larger-than-life statue of a flying Superman is on track to be erected near the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum as part of the elevated walkway that will connect downtown Cleveland to the lakefront.

The statue will be about five miles from the Glenville neighborhood where Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created Superman in the early 1930s.

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Love this. Philly has the Rocky statue, Detroit has that weird fist thing, and Cleveland has the… Free Stamp. Honestly, is the Free Stamp the worst statue representative of a city ever? “Hey, welcome to Cleveland, the birthplace of… this big stamp!”

This got the ball rolling and I started to think “If I were to put a statue up downtown, which people would be most deserving to have a statue made of them?

The Top 5 people who deserve their own staue in downtown Cleveland

5.  Halle Berry

Born and raised in Bedford. A-List Hollywood actress. Preferably the statue would be molded just how she looked as she was sitting by the pool in the movie Swordfish


4. The Cast of A Christmas Story

Obvious choice here. Have the whole family standing next to the infamous leg lamp… or recreate the scene where Ralphie beats the shit out of that dickhead Scut Farcus.

3. Charles Ramsey

Imagine a 10 foot tall statue of Charles Ramsey holding a bag full of Big Macs. That’s a world I want to live in.

2. Superpimp

A fixture downtown on a weekend night. Superpimp is a god damn local treasure. If we’re being honest I’m not really sure why the below picture already isn’t a statue at the corner of West 6th and St. Clair.

1. Dick Goddard

Dick Motherfucking Goddard. The Wizard of Weather. The King of Caterpillars. The Knight of Northeast Ohio.  Dick’s statue would 100% be of him riding on the back of a Woolybear like that flying dog thing in a Neverending Story.

Tweet us @Bottlegate or let us know in the comments if we left anybody out

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