Thursday, June 30, 2011

New York City [Columbus Circle: USS Maine National Monument]

USS Maine National Monument
Sculptor: Attilio Piccirilli (colossal group and figures)
Architect: Harold Van Buren Magonigle
Foundry: Juno Williams Bronze Foundry, Inc., New York
Cast: September 1, 1912
Dedicated: May 30, 1913
Location: Columbus Circle..
Opening on Central Park at the Merchant's Gate entrance.

A national memorial to the 266 killed in the disaster. The names of the sailors who perished on the Maine are inscribed on the pedestal.

Colossal group in gilt bronze

A faux warship and pool

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