Picture Lower Manhattan: Double Check

09/22/2011 in

Zuccotti Park Statue2

This bronze sculpture by J. Seward Johnson, depicting a businessman looking in his briefcase, was originally installed in 1982 in the middle of what was then called Liberty Park Plaza.  After 9/11, flowers were placed at his feet and he became an impromptu shrine in memory of those who worked in the World Trade Center.  A few years later, during renovations to the park, the statue was temporarily removed to the sculptor’s home.  In 2006, the park reopened with a new look and a new name, Zuccotti Park.  “Double Check” returned to its original home, but now sits in a prominent spot facing the World Trade Center site.

Tags: Double Check, J. Seward Johnson, Liberty Park Plaza, Lower Manhattan, Zuccotti Park

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