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Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Platz (1.)

Karl Lueger

(Wien-Wieden 1844 - Wien 1910)
Austrian politician, mayor of Vienna, 1897-1910, and leader and cofounder the Austrian Christian Social Party
(Wikipedia)
Josef Müllner
1926

Wien /  Karl Lueger   Wien /  Karl Lueger

Description

Bronze statue on a high pedestal in two levels. On the corners of the highest level are four statues referrring to Lueger's achievements as mayor:

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Wien - Karl Lueger
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Wien - Karl Lueger
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  1. Young worker with gas tube (municipalization of gas factory).
  2. Caregiven old man (construction of the nursing home Lainz).
  3. Mourning woman with children (creation of widow and orphan care),.
  4. Young farm worker (the creation of forest and meadow belt).

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Wien - Karl Lueger
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Wien - Karl Lueger
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On the faces of the lower level are four reliefs showing Lueger's works:
  1. Planting trees (creation of forest and meadow belt).
  2. Workers with gas tubes (municipalization of gas factory).
  3. Lueger shaking hands.
  4. Workers building a wall.

Inscription(s)

LUEGER

Annotation

The monument is now rather controversial because of Lueger's antisemitic politics. Since spring 2009 there is a group towards changing the Lueger monument into a monument against anti-Semitism and racism. See Open Call: Handbuch zur Umgestaltung des Lueger-Denkmals (PDF on-line).

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Lueger, Karl
  • Man (old)
  • Mayor
  • Müllner, Josef
  • Politician
  • Statue
  • Woman (mourning)
  • Woman with children
  • Worker
  • Location N 48°12'27" E 16°22'47"

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