Drexel Welcomes New Teaching Sculpture on SteelDay

A 10-ft-tall steel sculpture was erected at Drexel University in Philadelphia on SteelDay, September 15. It joins the more than 170 AISC steel sculptures located on university and college campuses across the country (and even around the world!) that are designed as a teaching tool to give students a visual understanding of steel framing and steel connections. Drexel’s is the first to be installed in Philadelphia.

The sculpture was donated by Joe Messner, president and CEO of JGM Fabricators, Coatesville, Pa. (an AISC member and certified fabricator) to Drexel’s Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, and installed outside of the Bossone Research Enterprise Center. It will be used for instruction in courses including "Structural Steel Design," "Structural Analysis" and "Structural Design I."

Learn more about Drexel’s new sculpture, here. For more about the AISC steel sculpture, including a list of school locations and information on having one constructed on your campus, visit