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Did You Know? One of NYC’s Largest Statues Lives at Columbia

Courtesy Columbia Law School

Jacques Lipchitz’s Bellerophon Taming Pegasus, commissioned by the Law School in 1964 and installed above the west entrance of Jerome Greene Hall in 1977, is a sight to behold. The bronze work measures approximately 30 x 28 ft., rests atop a 27-ft. pedestal and weighs 23 tons. At installation it was the second-largest metal sculpture in New York City — behind only the Statue of Liberty!