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

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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!