Statue of Christopher Columbus (Central Park)



The statue was created in 1892 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus's arrival in the Americas. It was unveiled in Central Park on May 12, 1894.[2] In August 2017, the statue was vandalized with red paint and graffiti reading "Hate will not be tolerated" and '#somethingscoming". The statue was restored shortly thereafter.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Central Park: Christopher Columbus". New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved June 14, 2014.
  2. ^ "Christopher Columbus". Central Park Conservancy. Retrieved June 14, 2014.
  3. ^ "Christopher Columbus Statue in Central Park Is Vandalized". The New York Times. Retrieved January 30, 2018.

External links

  • Media related to Christopher Columbus statue (Central Park, New York City) at Wikimedia Commons