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Ralph Bunche Park

The Isaiah Wall map_it

  • Location: 1st Avenue and 43rd Street; across from the United Nations
  • Architect: Andrews & Clark
  • Description: Staircase with curved wall, incised letters
  • Materials: Granite
  • Dedicated: 1948, 9/8/75 (rededicated)
  • Fabricator: A. Ottavino Granite (letters)
  • Inscription: THEY SHALL BEAT THEIR SWORDS INTO / PLOWSHARES, AND THEIR SPEARS
    INTO / PRUNING HOOKS; NATION SHALL NOT LIFT / UP SWORD AGAINST
    NATION. NEITHER / SHALL THEY LEARN WAR ANY MORE / ISAIAH

    LETTERS ISAIAH ADDED 9/8/75 BY A. OTTAVINO GRANITE CORP.

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