Tatzu Nishi: Discovering Columbus

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Tatzu Nishi: Discovering Christopher Columbus | Columbus Circle,  New York City

A few weeks ago at Columbus Circle, I noticed that the monument to Christopher Columbus is shrouded in scaffolding. This has been built for a dual purpose -- beginning in November, it will be used so that conservators can clean and restore the 120-year-old monument. But until then, the area atop the scaffold has been transformed by artist Tatzu Nishi into a living room where you can see the Columbus statue up close and personal.

The installation runs through November 18. Admission is free, but timed tickets are required and can be requested at http://www.publicartfund.org/ or on the third floor of the Time Warner Center

The monument is located in the center of Columbus Circle at the intersection of Eighth Avenue, Broadway, Central Park South (West 59 Street), and Central Park West. It is the point from which all official distances from New York City are measured.

 For more information on these monuments or Central Park, please visit http://www.nycgovparks.org or

Happy Columbus Day!



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Elite Home Sales Team
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I see the monument is located in the center of Columbus Circle I was not aware of it.  Thanks.

Oct 08, 2012 01:27 AM #1
Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc.
pha logistix inc - San Francisco, CA

Interesting facts, Mitchell... I never knew Columbus Circle was where distances are measured from.  Fun info!

Oct 08, 2012 02:03 AM #2
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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How creative of New York.  I love the idea, Happy Columbus Day!  Wishing you a great week ahead. A

Oct 08, 2012 03:16 AM #3
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Great Localism post on our famous explorer

Oct 08, 2012 03:17 AM #4
Mitchell J Hall
The Corcoran Group - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Hi Elite (Mark & Tim) It make sense that Columbus circle is named after Christopher Columbus but many people never notice the statue is of Columbus they sit and have lunch at the fountains.

Peggy, I didn't know that either. I thought grand central or time square was used when they say 20 minutes to mid town Manhattan (between 59th and 34th st) Above Columbus circle is the upper West side. We learn something new every day.

Alexandra, Hope you and Ron had a nice day. I wanted to take the day off even the weekend off but it was such a busy weekend and Columbus day. Buyers, buyers buyers, I had a line outside one of my open houses Sunday because I was 5 minutes late because my first open house didn't end on time. Buyers kept coming in the pouring rain.

Hannah, Thanks, hope you enjoyed Columbus day. I don't know why it was a week early this year. My birthday is Oct. 14th and Columbus day was always October 12th.

Oct 09, 2012 02:16 AM #5
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