December 20, 2010 /
Dippy's Christmas Spirit
Dippy is a landmark public sculpture of a Diplodocus dinosaur on the grounds of the Carnegie Institute and Library complex in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The life-size fiberglass model depicts Diplodocus carnegii, a species named for Andrew Carnegie (1835–1919), the Scottish-American industrialist. The dark, grayish brown sculpture weighs 3,000 pounds, stands 22 feet, and measures 84 feet in length. Sited along Forbes Avenue near Schenley Plaza and the lawn of the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning, Dippy stands adjacent to the entrances of the Carnegie Music Hall and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.