HDC OKs Columbus-Replacement Statue

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BY: Allan Appel

Cristoforo Colombo was always aloft on his pedestal, looking out toward the harbor and sea, to catch the next ship and to sail off to his next conquest. His replacement – the Italian, or perhaps universal, immigrant family – will have come from the sea, from far away, and to stay, to put down roots and to begin their American success stories.

That’s why they’re not going to be aloft on a plinth but at eye level, facing inward toward the park and the city they are helping to build. The viewer will be able look them in the eye. That idea was one of many that percolated Wednesday night during a by turns inspiring and grueling three-and-a-half hour Zoom-assisted public session of the Historic District Commission.

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SOURCE: https://www.newhavenindependent.org

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