Rather than memorializing a general or grand tactician of battle, the bronze sculpture depicts an ordinary soldier, face resolute and hands at rest on his rifle, keeping with the designers’ original concept of a “people's park” that the Conservancy seeks to uphold to this day. Frederick Law Olmsted, co-designer of the Park, suggested the statue's pose. Originally slated to stand at Warriors’ Gate at Central Park North and Seventh Avenue, the Seventh Regiment Memorial today keeps a watchful eye over Sheep Meadow.
In honor of Memorial Day and the many veterans who have served our country, we take a special look at the Park’s monuments that commemorate their service.
Tags: Park Design / Monuments
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