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Morning View - Soldiers And Sailors Arch

The Soldiers and Sailors Arch in Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza serves as the main gate to Prospect Park, which was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the same team that created Central Park. The arch, meant to evoke Paris' Arc de Triomphe, was designed by John H. Duncan, who later created Grant's Tomb. It was formally unveiled by President Grover Cleveland in 1892. The statues at the top are the Lady Columbia astride a carriage pulled by two horses, with winged horses flanking her on each side. Art shows and concerts are occasionally held inside the eastern column of the arch. Over eight years in NYC and I just saw the arch last week. Bad New Yorker!

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