Model (4 meters) of the Birth of the New World, a statue of 120 meters high to be erected in Cataño, Puerto Rico.
Plaque with the following text:
Zurab Tsereteli's (artist)
Christopher Columbus Statue
"Birth of a New World"
Dundalk Knights of Columbus Council #2942
With The Generous Donations By
|Middle River Aircraft Systems|
DeLory & Sons
Robbins Motor Transportation Co.|
United Crane & Rigging
Midway Lumber Inc.
Holabird Metal Products
The Ladies Club of Dundalk Council|
Special Thanks To
Joe Witomski Grand Knight|
Joe Alvey PGK
Ron Gontasz PGK
Joe Herman Deputy Grand Knight|
Bob Bichell PGK
John Raber PGK
This statue had been abandoned in a shipping container repair yard where it was found by Owl Metals, a metal recycling company. It was reassembled and cleaned before being donated to the Knights of Columbus hall in Dundalk.
- Zurab Konstantines dze Tsereteli (Georgian: ზურაბ წერეთელი, Russian: Зураб Константинович Церетели)
(Tbilisi, Georgia, 1934),
Georgian-Russian painter, sculptor and architect
(Website – Wikipedia).
Sources & Information
- Photos and information: Stephen M. Woodburn, ass. professor of History at Southwestern College, Winfield, Kans.
- Joe Nawrozki, Columbus discovers a new home in Dundalk. On-line.
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information system).
Location (N 39°15'34" - W 76°30'39")
Item Code: usmd05;
Added: 18 November 2006
/ Updated: 21 November 2010
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