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Lombard Lamp

Lombard Lamp


A charming touch of old world Germany, the Lombard Lamp illuminates this corner of Central Park where a long, winding staircase leads up from the Pond to the Grand Army Plaza.

A replica of the ornate streetlights that grace the Lombard Bridge in Hamburg, Germany, the lamp was presented to Central Park in 1979 — a symbolic gift of friendship and goodwill from officials of that city. The cast-iron and aluminum frame weighs in at 1,320 pounds and features five round lamps. Cherubs and garlands decorate its square base.

A Lombard replica was gifted to one other U.S. city the same year: Chicago. The twin model still lights up its Lincoln Square neighborhood.

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Near: South End


East Side Perimeter Wall at the Grand Army Plaza entrance to The Pond at Fifth Avenue and 60th Street.

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