Thursday, June 30, 2011
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.
Designed by Sicilian sculptor Gaetano Russo..
It was erected as part of New York's 1892 commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Columbus' landing in the Americas..
Donated to the City of New York by the Italian-American community..
Location: Intersection of Eighth Avenue, Broadway, Central Park South,West 59th Street.. [Southwest corner of Central Park]
It is the point from which all official distances from New York City are measured.
Completed in 1905 and renovated a century later, the circle was designed by William P. Eno – a businessman who pioneered many early innovations in road safety and traffic control – as part of Frederick Law Olmsted's vision for Central Park, which included a "Grand Circle" at the Merchants' Gate, its most important Eighth Avenue entrance..
The total height of the plinth, pedestal, column and sculpture is 77 feet, enabling passerby to see the monument from miles away on a clear day.
Columbus ship anchored in the Caribbean with men watching as he takes his longboat to the shore..
Columbus makes his first landfall..
Eagle holding shields of Genoa and the U.S.
My kind of thing!!
where George Washington took his oath as the First President of the United States of America..
where George Washington took his oath as the First president of the United States of America..
New York trip..
Day Four [June 29, 2011]
Some highlights of the day. There are many more images, but hardly any time.. More images and more description will be added, when I am back in Chicago!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Gift of Luxembourg..
UN Visitor's Plaza..
Gift of Italy..
UN Visitor's Plaza..
Good is represent by St. George and Evil by Dragon. The dragon's body is made up of US and Soviet missiles [American Pershing II missile and Soviet SS 20 missile]
Gift of Soviet Union..
There are many more sculptures in the UN plaza, but I could photograph only these..