Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA

The Columbus Monument is a 76-foot (23 m) column installed at the center of Manhattan’s Columbus Circle in the U.S. state of New York. The monument was creaby Italian sculptor Gaetano Russo.  The monument consists of a 14-foot (4.3 m) marble statue of Columbus atop a 27.5-foot (8.4 m) granite rostral column placed on a four-stepped granite pedestal The column is decorated with bronze projections representing Columbus’ ships: the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María; although actually they are depicted as Roman galleys (after the rostral column classical tradition) instead of caravels. Its pedestal features an angel holding a globe

Actor: Nino Spallacci
Written by: Wendy MacLeod
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