Another Downtown Denver Statue, ‘In Honor of Christopher Columbus,’ Torn Down

Jun 28, 2020 323

BY: Natalia V. Navarro

Another controversial statue has been torn down in Denver. The 15-foot bronze sculpture in Civic Center Park was designed by Denver sculptor William F. Joseph. It has a four-sided human figure encircled in rings and symbolizes the globe. It’s titled "In Honor of Christopher Columbus."

Video shows people attempting to pull the structure down Thursday night at around 11:15 p.m. It was found on the ground Friday morning. Denver Police are investigating.The original title was "Man of All Nations" but the  patron, an Italian immigrant, dedicated it to Columbus, according to Denver Public Art Manager Michael Chavez.

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