Grand Central Station’s Statute of Mercury

New York’s Grand Central Terminal is a well known train station. An historic structure which survived the wrecking ball, this neoclassical station features one of the better neoclassical statue’s appropriately enough a Statue of Mercury which is perched atop the station on 42nd Street with Hercules and Minerva looking on.

Statue of Mercury at Grand Central Station
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Statue of Mercury at Grand Central Station Closeup of Hercules
Statue of Mercury at Grand Central Station Closeup of Mercurys Face
Statue of Mercury at Grand Central Station Closeup of Minerva

Statue of William Seward with Empire State Building at Madison Square Park

Madison Square Park has many monuments, this one of Seward is second only to the statue to Farragut in the Square. Here the winter trees devoid of leaves allow the picture to permit the viewer a partially obscured view of the Empire State Building in the background.

Seward Statue


New York Life Building with Statue of David Farragut in foreground

Statue of David Farragut in the foreground in Madison Square Park with the famous New York Life Building behind it.

New York Life Building with Statue of David Farragut

Statue of David Farragut


Monument to Roscoe Conkling in Madison Square Park

Roscoe Conkling, last person to refuse an appointment to the Supreme Court

Monument to Roscoe Conkling in Madison Square Park


Monument to President Chester Arthur

Monument to Chester Arthur in Madison Square Park. The symbology of Arthur NOT sitting in the chair which is obviously styled after a throne should not be lost on the viewer.

Monument to President Chester Arthur