New York, New York: "Red Square" Rooftop Statue of Lenin

Perhaps the most elevated of several scrapped Lenin statues across the U.S.
Address:
250 E. Houston St., New York, NY
Directions:
Houston St., between Aves A and B. On the roof of a 13-story apartment building. Best visible from the west, standing on the south side of Houston St. (the building is on the north side).
Hours:
No roof access.
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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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