Lombard Lamp

The Lombard Lamp, located at the southeast corner of Central Park, is a replica of one of the ornate streetlights lining the famous Lombard Bridge in Hamburg, Germany.

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.

Looking up from the base of the lamp, the globes emit a soft, yellow glow with Manhattan'sevening skyline as a backdrop.

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