Columbus Circle, New York

Columbus Circle, New York

Columbus Circle lies on the South West corner of Central Park in New York City across the Maine Monument. The circle is a small green space with seating and walkways in the midst of a major traffic hub.

The Columbus Monument that stands in the middle of Columbus Circle was erected to commemorate the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus. The dedication ceremony in 1892, of the monument was attended by dignitaries from Spain, Italy and America. The statue of Columbus, designed by Sicilian Sculptor, Gaetano Russo, was donated to the city by the Italian American community. The base of the statue is surrounded by fountains and an allegorical figure that is a tribute to the greatness of discovery. The monument is made of Carrara marble with two bronze bas reliefs portraying the journey of Columbus a bronze eagle and bronze ships prows and anchors decorating the marble column.

Columbus Circle was recently renovated during the 500th year celebrations in 1992. The park was made into a garden with flower beds and seating areas and visitors can now enjoy a walk or enjoy a picnic as the city traffic rushes by under the great explorer’s watchful eye.
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Sight Name: Columbus Circle
Sight Location: New York, USA (See walking tours in New York)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

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