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Washington Square Park

George Washington Accompanied by Wisdom and Justice map_it

  • Location: Washington Square Arch, west pier, north side
  • Sculptor: Alexander Stirling Calder
  • Description: Standing figure (three/quarters round, over life-size) before two figures (over life-size) in high relief, on integral plinth, pedestal
  • Materials: Granite
  • Cast: 1918
  • Dedicated: 1918
  • Donor: Washington Arch Committee

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.

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NYC Parks is currently undergoing a thorough inspection of all trees in Washington Square Park. The last inspection occurred roughly two years ago and immediate hazards were identified and resolved. As of August 8, our Manhattan Forestry unit will be pruning approximately 270 trees over several days. Additionally, there will be one removal of a 32-inch pin oak with root rot in the northwest section of the park to ensure public safety.

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