New York, New York: Rooftop Statue of Lenin

18 feet tall. Created in the U.S.S.R. in 1989, later found abandoned in a Moscow back yard. Brought to New York City rooftop in 1994. Faces south, toward Wall Street.
178 Norfolk St., New York, NY
On the east side of Norfolk St., a half-block south of Houston St. and a block east of Ave. A. Look up.
Private property, visible from street.
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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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