New York, New York: Rooftop Statue of Lenin (In Transition)Came from the U.S.S.R., and stood for years on rooftop gazing toward Wall Street. The 18-foot-tall statue was removed in Sept. 2016, but its owners plan to erect him on another nearby rooftop in 2017.
- Temporarily gone, but his owners plan to bring him back to the neighborhood.
- Sept. 19, 2016: Statue removed.
- In Transition
Visitor Tips and News About Rooftop Statue of Lenin
On the top an apartment building called "Red Square", on the north side of Houston Street is what appears to be a bigger-than-lifesize bronze statue of Lenin. The figure appears to be saluting -- a lot like a statue of Lenin in Moscow I recall seeing pictures of being taken down. The building is on the north side of the street, one block east of Katz's Deli, and there's a sign that says "Red Square."[Dan Collins, 06/02/2005]
This Lenin was sculpted by Yuri Gerasimov in the 1980s, but the USSR collapsed before it could be displayed. The statue was discovered in a back yard in Russia, and moved here in 1994.