OSSINING, N.Y. – Ginsburg Development Companies (GDC) and Ossining Village officials raised a monumental sculpture Monday that was molded in the earth at the new public waterfront park and promenade being built at GDC's Harbor Square luxury rental complex in Ossining.
The 42-foot tall, 80-ton sculpture, which was commissioned by Harbor Square developer Martin Ginsburg, is the creation of internationally known sculptor Peter Lundberg, whose work is in collections around the world. It will face the Hudson River and serve as the centerpiece for the new waterfront park and promenade that GDC is building as part of the Harbor Square complex.
The park will also include a children's playground and new riverfront restaurant, which is currently under construction. Dedication of the new park and promenade is scheduled for September, at which time a second monumental sculpture from a sculptor in Portugal is expected to be installed at the park.
"We are delighted to have this magnificent sculpture by renowned sculptor Peter Lundberg as the showpiece of the beautiful public waterfront park and promenade we are building at Harbor Square. Art is a very important part of our daily lives and we are proud to incorporate it into the public spaces of our residential communities," Ginsburg.
Lundberg sculptures are also featured at GDC's Harbors at Haverstraw development. In June, GDC will be finishing the Sculpture Trail and Promenade at Harbors, which will include another large monumental sculpture. It will be the fourth major sculpture on the 1.5-mile long public promenade at the Harbors waterfront in Haverstraw.
“I am delighted to continue to work with Martin Ginsburg to create significant pieces of public art along the Hudson River. The experience of creating this piece was made all the more special by staying in the Village of Ossining and getting to know the people of Ossining during its fabrication,” said Lundberg.
Lundberg's sculptures are in collections in eight U.S. states and five countries including Australia, China, Germany, Norway and Sweden. Locally, his work can also be seen at the Storm King Art Center and at the entrance of the George Washington Bridge off the Henry Hudson Parkway.
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