Hey Heidi: The hippo high atop Wash. Ave.

Posted by KSDK Staff on 10/16/2014

It's something you may not have ever noticed: a hippo sitting high atop Washington Avenue! But Emily Dittmer did, and she wonders about it every time she walks by.

It lingers 11 stories above Washington Avenue, a rather large piece of art hidden in plain sight. A hippo that's been on the edge of 1509 Washington Avenue since the mid-90s, thanks to Bob Cassilly and his crew of eight.

"He was commissioned by this group to produce, I think it was like 12 hippos," said Kurt Knickmeyer. "They were cut at various depths to make them look like they were immersed in water."

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