Statues and sculptures in New York City

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New York City is the largest city in the United States and one of the world's major global cities. As such, it has many large monuments, statues, sculptures, and other artistic pieces spread throughout its five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, and the Bronx. Any statue listed here is considered to be "any three-dimensional or roughly three-dimensional object which shape was generated by an individual or group of individuals with the specific intent to convery artistic, historic, and/or cultural meaning."

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Statues Sculptor/Designer Dimensions Created Image Location
Height Width Depth Weight
Statue of Liberty Frédéric Bartholdi/Gustave Eiffel 151 ft ~40 ft ~40 ft 204 tons October 28, 1886 Freiheitsstatue NYC full.jpg Liberty Island, New York Harbor
Swing Low Alison Saar ~10 ft Unknown Unknown 2 tons 2007 Saint Nicholas Avenue, West 122nd Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (Eighth Avenue)
Cleopatra's Needle Unknown 71-77 ft ~6 ft ~6 ft 193-244 tons January 22, 1881/1450 BC
Obelisk Central Park.jpg
Central Park, Manhattan
Bellerophon Taming Pegasus Jacques Lipchitz 29' 11" [1][2] 22' 4" 9' 10" N/A 1964-1967 Jerome L Greene Hall.jpg Columbia University, Manhattan
Civic Fame Adolph Alexander Weinman 25 ft N/A N/A N/A March 1913 2008-05-04 CanonS3 IMG 3076.jpg Manhattan Municipal Building, Manhattan
Statue of Atlas Lee Lawrie N/A N/A N/A 4,000 lb (1,800 kg) 1936 New York City, May 2014 - 033.JPG Rockefeller Center, directly across 5th Avenue from St. Patrick's Cathedral
Statue of Lajos Kossuth, Hungarian revolutioner, President of Hungary János Horvai N/A N/A N/A N/A 1928 Kossuth 104th RSD jeh.JPG 113th Street and Riverside Drive
Red Cube Isamu Noguchi 1968 HSBC Building, Lower Manhattan

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Half Scale Sculpture, "Bellerophon Taming Pegasus: Large Version, 1964–66." Retrieved on 2006-09-11.
  2. ^ Lipchitz Art Review, "Art Review; Lipchitz, an Ocean Away From His Cubist Years." Retrieved on 2006-09-11.

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