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Theodore Roosevelt Park

Nobel Monument

  • Sculptor: A. Lindberg (portrait medallion)
  • Architect: Sivert Lindblom
  • Description: Retangular four-sided stele with attached bronze medallion; engraved with names of American laureates
  • Materials: Vanga red granite (rough-hewn, Sweden), bronze, Swedish absolute black granite
  • Dimensions: H: 11'6"; Medallion Dia: 3'5"
  • Cast: 1999
  • Dedicated: Oct. 14, 2003
  • Foundry: H. Bergman, Sweden
  • Donor: Merck Company Foundation
  • Inscription: North side:
    ALFRED NOBEL / 1833-1896 / [MEDALLION] / FOUNDER OF / THE NOBEL PRIZE / SWEDISH INVENTOR / INDUSTRIALIST / PHILANTHROPIST / AND HUMANIST /

    West side:
    Names of American Nobel laureates from 1906-1979

    South side:
    Names of American Nobel laureates from 1980-present. At bottom: A GIFT TO THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK FROM THE MERCK COMPANY FOUNDATION / CREATED BY SIVERT LINDBLOM 2002 /

    All sides at top: PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, / MEDICINE, LITERATURE, / PEACE, ECONOMICS /

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

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