Statue of Mahatma Gandhi (New York City)

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Statue of Mahatma Gandhi
Gandhi Union Square.jpg
The statue in 2008
Statue of Mahatma Gandhi is located in Manhattan
Statue of Mahatma Gandhi
Statue of Mahatma Gandhi
Location in New York City
ArtistKantilal B. Patel
Year1986 (1986)
TypeSculpture
MediumBronze
SubjectMahatma Gandhi
LocationManhattan, New York City, United States
Coordinates40°44′08″N 73°59′29″W / 40.73553°N 73.99134°W / 40.73553; -73.99134Coordinates: 40°44′08″N 73°59′29″W / 40.73553°N 73.99134°W / 40.73553; -73.99134

The statue of Mahatma Gandhi, also referred to as Mohandas Gandhi, is an outdoor bronze sculpture depicting Mahatma Gandhi, located at Union Square in Manhattan, New York, United States.[1]

Description and history[edit]

The 8-foot (2.4 m) high statue, larger than life size, was designed by Kantilal B. Patel and donated by the Gandhi Memorial International Foundation with support from Mohan Murjani. It was dedicated on October 2, 1986, the 117th anniversary of Gandhi's birth; civil rights leader Bayard Rustin delivered a keynote speech at the ceremony.[2] The statue was removed in 2001, conserved, and reinstalled in a landscaped garden area in 2002.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Union Square Park: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi". New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  2. ^ "Union Square Park: Mohandas Gandhi". New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved July 24, 2014.

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