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 move him to another nearby rooftop by the end of the year.
Directions:
Temporarily gone, but his owners plan to bring him back to the neighborhood.
Hours:
Sept. 19, 2016: Statue removed.
Admission:
Free
Status:
In Transition

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Red Square - 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.

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