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Thomas Paine Park

Triumph of the Human Spirit map_it

  • Sculptor: Lorenzo Pace
  • Description: Fountain: circular basin supports a colossal composition consisting of a horizontal member lying across the basin with one end resting against a boulder; the horizontal form supports a tall, vertical form resembling an inverted dagger; plaque
  • Materials: Basin and superstructure--black Canadian granite; plaque--brass
  • Dimensions: H: exceeds 50'; Weight exceeds 300 tons
  • Cast: 2000
  • Dedicated: October 12, 2000
  • Donor: Percent for Art, Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Inscription: TRIUMPH OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT / LORENZO PACE (1943- / THIS SCULPTURE WAS COMMISSIONED / BY THE CITY OF NEW YORK / THROUGH THE PERCENT FOR ART PROGRAM / 2000 / RUDOLPH W. GIULIANI, MAYOR / SCHUYLER G. CHAPIN, COMMISSIONER OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS / HENRY J. STERN, COMMISSIONER OF PARKS & RECREATION /

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

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