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Photos: Columbus' New York high-rise

Published 2:39 PM ET, Sat October 6, 2012
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The art installation "Discovering Columbus" takes the form of a modern New York living room surrounding the 13-foot marble statue of Christopher Columbus. Courtesy Public Art Fund
The exhibit is an 800-square-foot replica of a contemporary living room that is suspended 70 feet in the air. Courtesy Public Art Fund
The original statue has overlooked a Manhattan traffic circle for 120 years. Courtesy Public Art Fund
An exhibit pass lets visitors observe the statue for 30 minutes. Courtesy Public Art Fund
Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi said, "I didn't choose Columbus as a figure. I chose this sculpture as a visual object and Columbus Circle as a place." Courtesy Public Art Fund
The statue was crafted by Gaetano Russo in 1892. Courtesy Public Art Fund