Confucius

Confucius

1-9, 6702, Bowery, New York, NY 10002, USA

One of the most frequently visited landmarks in Chinatown is the 15-foot bronze statue of Confucius, the Chinese philosopher, in front of the complex. Sculpted by Liu Shih, the statue was presented by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association as a token of appreciation, and to commemorate the U.S. bicentennial. At its base, a Confucian proverb is inscribed aside an American Flag, praising a just government with remarkable leaders of wisdom and ability.

Confucius Plaza Apartments is a limited-equity housing cooperative in Chinatown, ManhattanNew York City. The 44-story brown brick tower block complex (433 ft (132 m)) with 762 apartments was constructed in 1975 at a cost of $38.387 million The building was the first major public-funded housing project built for almost exclusively Chinese Americans.

Actor: Geoff Lee
Written by: Jean Kwok
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