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The Big Chicken
The Big Chicken

The Big Chicken is a local landmark in Marietta, Georgia, built at the city's biggest intersection of Cobb Parkway (US 41) and Roswell Road (Ga. 120) - - exact address 12 Cobb Pkwy N, Marietta GA 30062. The eyes on the structure spin around in a circle while both parts of the beak move up and down. Image File history File links Big_chicken. ... Image File history File links Big_chicken. ... Originally, a landmark literally meant a geographic feature used by explorers and others to find their way back or through an area. ... Marietta is a city located in central Cobb County, GeorgiaGR6, and is its county seat. ... U.S. Highway 41 in northern Michigan United States Highway 41 is a north_south United States highway that runs from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to Miami Beach, Florida. ... U.S. Highway 41 is a north-south United States Highway that runs from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to Miami, Florida. ... Roswell Road is the name of at least two roads leading to Roswell, Georgia: in Fulton County, Atlantas Roswell Road through Buckhead and then Sandy Springs is Georgia 9 and U.S. 19 [1] in Cobb County, Mariettas Roswell Road (called Roswell Street west of U.S. 41...


In 1963, Johnny Reb's Chick, Chuck and Shake owner S.R. "Tubby" Davis erected the 56-foot (17-meter) tall structure over his restaurant as a method of advertising. It was designed by a Georgia Tech student of architecture and fabricated by Atlantic Steel in nearby Atlanta (of which Marietta is now a suburb). Davis later sold it to his brother, and it became a franchise of Kentucky Fried Chicken. 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Georgia Institute of Technology The Georgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia Tech, is located in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. With over 16,000 students, Georgia Tech is one of four public research universities in the University System of Georgia. ... The Parthenon on top of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece Architecture (from Latin, architectura and ultimately from Greek, αρχιτεκτων, a master builder, from αρχι- chief, leader and τεκτων, builder, carpenter) is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... A portrait of Col. ...


In January 1993, storm winds damaged the structure, and rather than tear it down KFC was forced by public outcry to re-erect the building. Among those who complained about the Big Chicken being torn down were pilots, who actually used the building as a reference point when flying. The new Big Chicken even includes the original design of beak and eyes which move, although this time the vibrations which plagued the first structure (even to the point of breaking windows) have been eliminated.


It has also led to a small cottage industry of sorts, selling souvenirs emblazoned with the monument, including one sweatshirt showing Big Ben in London, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Colosseum in Rome, and of course the Big Chicken in Marietta. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Domestic system. ... the Bell within the Clock Tower colloquially known as Big Ben Big Ben is the colloquial name of the bell of the Palace of Westminster in London, and an informal name for the Great Bell of Westminster, the largest bell in the tower and part of the Great Clock of... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England and is the most populous city in the European Union. ... The Tower at sunrise. ... The Eiffel Tower, the international symbol of the city, with the skyscrapers of La Défense business district 5 km/ 3 mi behind. ... The Colosseum in Rome, Italy: an exterior view of the best-preserved section. ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC (mythical), early 1st millennium BC (archaeological) Region Latium Area  - City Proper  1285 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,553,873 almost 4,300,000 1. ...


See also

Novelty architecture Longaberger Company headquarters in Newark, Ohio, a giant medium market basket. ...


Fact: Many millions throughout the world have already heard of the big chicken statue that is in Marietta, Georgia, USA (there was a question on Jeopardy Game Show). But did you know that this statue was built in honor of the geniune BIG Chicken that is real? Her name is Dulcinea The BIG Chicken, and she is real, and she's ALIVE, and she's tall (55 feet tall)! She lives up on Kennesaw Mountain and was just interviewed (now available as an Internet book: www.Get-Courage.com).


External links

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Further reading

  • Albert C. Smith and Kendra Schank, "A Grotesque Measure for Marietta", Journal of Urban Design, 13574809, Oct99, Vol. 4, Issue 3.

 
 

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