We at Polchinski Memorials have been building beautiful monuments and mausoleums for many years. We appreciate the creative nature of our craft and are not shy about letting you know that we are influenced and inspired by the monuments which were created many years before us and have remained. They are timeless.
When you’re in a busy city like New York it’s easy to overlook the beautiful architectural designs that exist throughout the city. The city of New York is filled with aesthetic monuments and memorials that are awe inspiring. Here are some of the must-see monuments and memorials located in New York City.
The Statue of Liberty National Monument is the gift of friendship from the people of France and represents the Roman goddess of freedom. It long represented the first glimpse of the United States for thousands of immigrants arriving across the Atlantic Ocean from distant lands. It stands 93 m (305 ft) tall and is located on Liberty Island.
Also known as the Bowling Green Bull and the Wall Street Bull, this iconic bronze sculpture embodies the perserverance of New Yorkers. The sculpture created by Italian artist Arturo Di Modica is in Bowling Green.
New York City-based sculptor, Augustus St. Gaudens created this magnificent work to commemorate the Civil War hero, William Tecumseh Sherman, in 1903. The monument is at the Grand Army Plaza.
This impressive bronze equestrian sculpture of the 15th century French patriot and martyr Joan of Arc is one of the finest works of art in Riverside Park. It was created by the eminent artist and art patron Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington.
World War II warrior Jan Karski is eternally celebrated in Manhattan at the Tel Aviv University. As a Polish liaison officer, Karski risked his life to inform the US about the Nazi concentration camps in Europe.
Popularly known as “Grant’s Tomb” the General Grant National Memorial commemorates the life and accomplishments of the victorious Union commander of the Civil War and 18th president of the United States. It is the final resting place of both Ulysses S. Grant and his beloved wife, Julia.
The Burial Ground site is New York’s earliest known African American “cemetery”; studies show an estimated 15,000 African American people were buried here. It is in the Civic Center section of Lower Manhattan, New York City.
Castle Clinton stands at the southern tip of Manhattan Island and represents the growth of not just New York but the nation. It was initially built to prevent the British invasion in 1812, but has transformed over the years welcoming theatergoers, immigrants, sightseers, and visitors from all over the world.
Located on the bank of the Niagara River in Lewiston, New York this monument honors the courage of the fugitive slaves who sought a new life of freedom in Canada, and the local volunteers who protected and helped them on their journey across the Niagara River.
This memorial honors the people who lost their lives aboard the TWA Flight 800 from New York City to Paris on July 17, 1996. It is in Smith Point County Park.
One of the frequently visited landmarks in Chinatown is the 15-foot bronze statue of Confucius, the Chinese philosopher. The statue is in front of the Confucius Plaza Apartments.
The monument dedicated to Lin Zexu, stands in Chatham Square in Chinatown, NY. He was the drug czar of imperial China who, in 1839, sparked the Opium War by seizing British opium imports. The pedestal’s inscription on the statue reads: “Pioneer in the War Against Drugs.”
9/11 Memorials and Monuments:
The 9/11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance, honoring the 2,977 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing on February 26, 1993.
The Memorial Wall dedicated to the 343 members of the NYC Fire Department, as well as volunteer firefighter Glenn J. Winuk is located at FDNY Engine 10 Ladder 10, directly across from the World Trade Center site.
“Postcards” is a memorial honoring the 263 Staten Island residents killed in the September 11 attacks and 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Adjacent to the Postcards memorial is a separate memorial dedicated to 73 Staten Island first responders who have died in recent years from exposure to toxic substances at the WTC site in the aftermath of 9/11.
The “Oculus” serves as the centerpiece of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub.
Monuments and Memorials in Central Park:
The Maine Monument features Colombia Triumphant as she rides her seashell chariot led by three sea horses, symbolizing the naval strength of the USA. You will find the monument sculpted by Attilio Piccirilli at the south end of Central Park.
One of the three similarly named Egyptian obelisks is the oldest man-made object in Central Park and the oldest outdoor monument in New York City.
This memorial is dedicated to the Beatles legend and peace activist John Legend, and it features an elaborate mosaic bearing the word “Imagine”—a nod to the songwriter’s anthem of peace.
A monument dedicated to the heroic sled dog, Balto, that completed the last 53-miles of the 700-mile journey to deliver medicine to the children of Nome, Alaska.
This monument was erected in 1956 to commemorate the Danish poet, novelist, and children’s author, Christian Andersen on his 150th birthday.
This monument that honors Lewis Carroll and his iconic book characters was constructed in 1959 by José de Creeft under the commission of philanthropist George Delacorte so that children could visit and experience the classic story of Alice in Wonderland.
Memorial and Monument Builders in New York
Here at Polchinski Memorials we are inspired everyday by the many monuments and memorials that exist in our city of New York. We are a proud partner of the Rock of Ages and have been helping families construct monuments and memorials for their loved ones for more than 135 years. Contact Polchinski Memorials if you’re looking for a reliable monument builder in New York. Call us at (914) 984-4198 for more information or if you have any questions about our services.