"Discovering Columbus" by Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi was sponsored by the Public Art Fund. This art project encased the statue at Columbus Circle in a public living room around the statue so that visitors could spend an intimate 15 minutes there - 70 feet suspended above Columbus Circle. Below is Cristoforo Colombo up close, above is the vista that he sees looking east on 59th St at twilight.
Scaffolding around the statue pedestal above.
Stylish legs of people waiting below.
Click here for New York Times article on this public art project.