The Monument to Joe Louis, known also as The Fist, is a memorial to the boxer at Detroit's Hart Plaza. History. Dedicated on October 16, , the sculpture. The Real Story Behind Detroit’s Giant Joe This statue shows that one of the reasons the fist faces toward Canada is to show America fought for democracy. Feb 16, · More than 25 years after its creation, the giant bronze fist that hangs in downtown Detroit is still a controversial, complicated symbol to Detroiters. Nov 26, · The 24 x 24 x feet Monument to Joe Louis was commissioned by Time Inc. for the City of Detroit to honor a video look at the Joe Louis Fist Statue. Detroit sculpture of Joe Louis' fist getting overhaul. The DIA says it needs conservation treatment about every 10 years.
The Spirit of Detroit is a city monument with a large bronze statue created by Marshall Fredericks and located at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center on Woodward. Jun 24, · DETROIT, MI-- Crews on Wednesday began conservation work on the famous Joe Louis fist sculpture on Woodward Ave. and Jefferson in . The Monument to Joe Louis, known also as The Fist, is a memorial to the boxer at Detroit's Hart Plaza. History. Dedicated on October 16, , the sculpture.