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Arguably one of the most conspicuous spots on Boston's skyline, the Rainbow Tank or Rainbow Swash, world's largest copyrighted artwork, is located in Dorchester, Boston. The president of Boston Gas Company, Eli Gordon had appointed Corita Kent, an anti-Vietnam protester, to work on the 140-foot tall tank. Since its completion in 1971, it has been deemed as one of the most important landmarks in the city. Kent is said to have installed an image of Ho Chi Minh, the Vietnamese leader, in the blue stripe of the painting, as an ode to her stand on the war. Although she denied these claims, the artwork remained a controversial topic. Unfortunately, the tank was destroyed in 1992, after which the Rainbow Swash was recreated on the adjacent tank, this time, with a visibly narrower blue stripe. It remains to this day, a symbol and an ode to the vibe of the Walking City and continues to inspire commuters on their way to work.