I took photos of the rotating muscle man high atop the York Barbell Factory several years ago … but I returned on Saturday afternoon to take some updated shots. He was taken down recently for some “rehab” and now he looks better than ever
He’s loosely modeled after Olympic weightlifter Norbert Schemansky (although Mike Locondro, manager of York Barbell’s retail sales, told me just his body was modeled after Schemansky - not his face).
To learn more about this big guy, see the “links of interest” below and stay tuned for my post about the neighboring USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame (which includes yet another outdoor giant!).