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  • Sculptor: Philip Martiny (spandrel figures)
  • Architect: John Hemingway Duncan
  • Description: Triumphal arch; bas-relief figures in spandrels on south face; seal of city of Brooklyn and seal of New York state in spanrels on north face; sixteen medallions, four on each of the pier stages at south and north faces
  • Materials: Granite
  • Dimensions: Total h 80' x w 80' x d 50'; archway h 50' x w 35'
  • Cast: 1892
  • Dedicated: October 21, 1892
  • Donor: City of Brooklyn: tax levy and bond issues
  • Inscription: (tablet held by spandrel figure on south side, proper left): CON / STI / TU / TION

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