Designed by Hamburg sculptor Carl Borner, the Lombard Lamp has an elaborately decorated base adorned with cherubs and garlands. The cast-iron lamppost, though hollow, weighs 1,320 pounds and supports the lamp, which consists of five globes. The lamp was presented to the Park in 1979 as a symbol of friendship and goodwill between New York City and Hamburg. Another replica was also gifted to Chicago. The lamp illuminates a staircase that leads to the Pond.