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Theodore Roosevelt Park

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Nobel Monument

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  • Location: Columbus Avenue between West 80-81st Streets
  • 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 /

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Directions to Theodore Roosevelt Park

Know Before You Go

ParkTheodore Roosevelt Park

The north and southwest lawns at Theodore Roosevelt Park will be open through September 30 on a limited basis. Please check signage at the park for the latest schedule. No sports or barbecuing will be allowed at the site.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2018

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