karl bitter


Located on along a rocky ledge extending from 110th to 123rd streets, Morningside park, designed by Olmsted and Vaux, is comprised of approximately 30 acres. Morningside Park features a massive buttressed masonry retaining wall with a parapet, imposing entrance stairways, natural rock outcroppings, and curving pathways across the site. The park boasts three important sculptures: Lafayette and Washington (1890, by Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty); the Carl Schurz Monument (1909-1913, by sculptor Karl Bitter and architect Henry Bacon, who is responsible for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.) and Bear and Faun/Seligman Fountain (c. 1910, by Edgar Melville Walter, a sculptor and student of Auguste Rodin).

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